Akihiko Izukura’s family has made Japanese kimono sashes, or obi, for generations in Kyoto. Now, his work with fabric and dyes has expanded, and HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on his new, nature-centered, zero waste approach to fashion.
Akihiko Izukura’s work can be seen at the Academy Art Center at Linekona 1/15-2/15 and in the Commons Gallery the UH Manoa Art Department 1/17-1/27. Izukura’s wearable art will be available at Fishcake in Kaka’ako and at a trunk show at the Ilikai. The trunk show will run 3pm-7pm January 16th and 10am to 4pm on the 17th at the Ilikai. He will lecture on art and sustainability Tuesday, January 20th, 6:30, at the UH Art Department auditorium.