Majotae Exhibition by Yusuke Seki

‘The Forgotten Fabric’ exhibition of Japanese designer Yusuke Seki was made for Tokyo based textile brand Majotae, a company specialized in fabrics made from hemp woven.The traditional kimono “Shirotae” are an integral part of the exhibition and showcases Majotae’s fabric with an innovative approach to the lost tradition of Hempen culture. Holding the same roots, when cannabis has been prohibited after the Second World War, it led to decrease of hemp at the same time. To explore the lightness, softness and delicate thinness, the sheets of fabric have been gently dropped on plinths made from white steel rods with random heights, reminding a field of hemp.

Photography by Kenta Hasegawa