Yuh Okano

"My goal is to embrace the intangible, to know the ephemeral, to be loyal to personal beliefs, and to be artistically consumed by nature. "

Yuh Okano's fabric pieces are inspired by the artist's deep fascination with the natural world.

The artist focuses on the ephemeral—a fragrance wafting on the wind, the riveting moment when someone first notices a lustrous flower in bloom—and designs these moments into the delicate patterns, colors, and textures of her scarves, bags, and accessories.

With a background that includes living in one of the most important of Japanese textile regions, Okano produces her textile lines with the precise craftsmanship and attention to detail of which Kiryu, Japan is world-renowned.

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Toto Handbag in Sage Green
Shibori Purse

by Yuh Okano
$ 450
$ 382.50
Toto Handobag in Sage Gray
Shibori Purse

by Yuh Okano
$ 450
$ 382.50
Toto Handbag in Black
Shibori Purse

by Yuh Okano
$ 450
$ 382.50
Shibori Dumpling Fabric Bag in Sage Green
Polyester & Leather Purse

by Yuh Okano
$ 360
$ 306
Hand Painted Project Wrap
Silk Wrap

by Yuh Okano
$ 298
$ 253.30
Zebra Scarf
Silk Scarf

by Yuh Okano
$ 180 - $ 220
$ 153 - $ 187
Silk & Wool Stripes Scarf
Silk & Wool Scarf

by Yuh Okano
$ 118
$ 100.30
Toto Handbag in Beige
Shibori Purse

by Yuh Okano
$ 450
$ 382.50
Toto Handbag in Matte Sage
Shibori Purse

by Yuh Okano
$ 450
$ 382.50
Accordion Drape Pleats Scarf in Rose & Blue
Cotton & Polyester Scarf

by Yuh Okano
$ 260
$ 221
Shibori Dumpling Leather Bag in Gray
Silk & Leather Purse

by Yuh Okano
$ 320
$ 272
Silk Chiffon Truffle Scarf
Silk Scarf

by Yuh Okano
$ 178
$ 151.30
Dot Print Silk Bag
Silk Purse

by Yuh Okano
$ 140
$ 119
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Artist-in-Residence, Benedict House, Australia, Queanbeyan, 2006
Design & Architecture Gallery, New York, Museum of Modern Art, 2005-06
"Constructed Fabric" , Japan, Kobe Fashion Museum, 2002
"Contemporary Fabric" , Japan, Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, 2001
FIBER FUTURES Japan's Textile Pioneers, New York, Japan society New York, 2012
SCULPTURAL SILK SCARVES/TAFTA (The Australian Forum For Textiles Arts Ltd) , GEELONG Australia, GEELONG Forum, 2011
FIBER FUTURES Japan's Textile Pioneers, San Francisco, Museum of Craft and Fork Art, 2012
Hanabana- Yuh Okano's collection, Osaka Japan, Takashimaya Osaka Japan, 2016
Woods Land- Yuh Okano Winter collection 2017, Kiryu Gunma Japan, Wabisabiya Kiryu, 2017
American Craft Show, Baltimore 2017, Baltimore MD, 1 West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201 United States, 2017