Passionate about coexisting with nature,
Yamazaki advocates for the use of natural dyes.
Born in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, Yamazaki presides over “Kakio Kobo” a workshop which focuses on the use of natural dyes made from plants and trees.
As well as creating wearable works of art with these natural dyes, he is also dedicated to promoting their use among other makers.
His grandfather Yamazaki Akira is a well known scholar in the realm of all things textiles, and wrote the book “Kusaki-zome” or, “Dyeing with Plants”. Yamazaki Kazuki’s father was also named Akira, continued researching in the areas of natural plant dyes, and using techniques such as wax resist dyeing, stencil dyeing, tie dyeing and many more.
Plant dyeing is in Yamazaki Kazuki’s DNA, and so much knowledge and passion has been inherited to him from his father and grandfather. He continues to produce and promote the wonderment and beauty of the possibilities of natural dyes.