Honoring a Pilgrimage
by Mutsuko Yawatagaki
As homage to the unknown workers who sewed the jackets, I left the original stitching on some of these pieces visible. And taking inspiration from the many Edo-era ukiyo-e woodblock prints in which Mt. Oyama is pictured with Mt. Fuji, as pilgrims on the road to Mt. Oyama would have seen the two mountains, I also included Japan’s most famous mountain in my design. Mt. Fuji and the surrounding sections of the quilt are constructed of beautiful handmade fabrics salvaged from antique silk kimonos dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.