Friday, July 27, 2012

Textile Design 21 Shaved Ice

Today's textile design is "Shaved Ice"

The glistening sun.
Overcome by the heat, the humid air wraps around our bodies.
There's no escape, with not a breeze in sight.
I see a flag of shaved ice.
Ah, it flashes straight into my mind
the visions of salvation that the coolness would bring.
The flag of shaved ice is inseparably linked
with the Japanese summer,
no matter where you go in Japan.
That simple & clear image is a brilliant design
and what I believe to be a piece of Japanese culture.

(Written by Katsuji Wakisaka, translated by Angie Chen)

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