photo Rumi Kotani

Rumi Kotani

• Color gradation
• Progression of shapes
To express these elements I mainly use the reversible figured double weave technique.
I am also keen to explore the possibilities found in cotton materials.



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Student member, Japan Kogei Association


  • 1962
    Born in Tokyo
  • 1987
    Completed her Master’s Degree in Dyeing and Weaving at the Research Institute of Art and Design, Kanazawa College of Art
    Produced works in various fields, from art to interior goods
  • 2001
    Established her studio in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture
    Mainly producing Kimono works in recent years


  • 1985
    Received the Fresh Award at the 10th National New Textile Artists Exhibition (Kyoto)
  • 1987
    Awarded at the 7th Imadate Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Art Works (Fukui)
  • 2004
    Awarded at the Craftmen’s Exhibition (Kumamoto)
  • 2014
    Received the NCC Nagasaki Culture Telecasting Corporation Award at the 49th West Japan Art and Crafts Exhibition