About Tsuyo & Maki
Tsuyo Onodera has devoted more than fifty years to making kimonos where she lives in Japan. She has trained hundreds of students to become licensed kimono-makers through five-year-long apprenticeships at her school in Sendai, Japan. Maki Aizawa is a Sonoma-based artist who grew-up in her mother Tsuyo's kimono-making school surrounded by creativity. Maki studied floral design, calligraphy, and the koto, a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument. For Workshop Residence, Tsuyo and Maki led a two-day yukata (or casual, summer kimono) workshop and created a line of contemporary garments, pillows, and textiles featuring Maki's calligraphic designs screen-printed onto silk, linen, and cotton.