Colorful Flying Koi (carp) at textile event in Tokyo

The largest gallery space in Tokyo (18000 sq. ft.) was recently home to 300 koinobori (carp streamers) designed by Japan’s Reiko Sudo (founder of Nuno Corporation), one of the world’s leading textile designers where the fabric fish powerfully splashed their way through the exhibit. Sudo had been inspired by the traditional annual event of flying Japanese colorful carp flags on Children’s Day when she collaborated with Adrien Gardère, the French exhibition designer. The work was originally installed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. in 2008 and the Guimet Museum in Paris in 2014. The new version appeared in May at Tokyo’s National Art Center, where she worked with Seiichi Saito, a member of the renowned Rhizomatiks.

Video of Reiko Sudo at the exhibition


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