Bow-ties, butterflies or fireflies, this pattern is open to interpretation. We prefer the more poetic firefly description - the gentle, deep, blue/black ground reminds us of sultry warm Kyūshū nights spent pursuing fireflys across the paddy fields!
The Sakata workshop is always bustling with activity. The Sakatas are constantly trying new ideas and patterns, whether it is opening a boutique in New York or collaborating with designers.
They are a big supplier of clothing, but are happy for us to explore their storeroom for any patterns we can find. They are a great combination of producer and entrepreneur - and are always fun to deal with.