Self-portrait in Arimatsu, Japan (2020)

The town of Arimatsu was founded on the Tokaido road in 1608.

Takeda Shokuro, along with eight others who moved from the hamlet of Agui (present-day Agui-cho, Chitagun, Aichi Prefecture), established the town which blossomed into a famous region known for its shibori tie-dying.

For over more than 400 years, much of the town’s distinctive streets and architecture have remained unchanged as they continue to help many experiences the culture of shibori and the beauty of Japan to this very day.