Itsukushima Shrine Masking Tape by Yotsume
This masking tape was designed by Toyokazu Ono at his Yotsume dye studio.
Its design depicts scenes from Miyajima in Ono’s home prefecture of Hiroshima. The repeating motif mimics Ono’s work in katazome stencil dye, and features the deer and red torii gates to be found on a visit to the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima.
There is 10 metres of tape included on the role, which is 1.5cm wide.
Yotsume Somenuno-sha is the dye studio of Toyokazu Ono. Based in Kunisaki on the north-eastern tip of Kyushu island, Ono practices katazome, or Japanese stencil dye. From a family who have made dye works for temples and Japanese businesses for more than a century, Ono takes his influences from the mid-century revival in katazome led by Keisuke Serizawa, and modern stencil based graffiti. The results are handmade dye works rich in colour and pattern, that offer both a contemporary riff on a traditional craft, and tap into a rich aesthetic seam.