The artist Constanza Camila Kramer Garfias has been engaged in the topic of natural dyes for several years. To expand her practice, she began to study Japanese cold dyeing methods. To increase her expertise, she made her first trip in May 2017 to learn the traditional Japanese stencil printing technique called Katazome at Studio Futaba in Tokyo.
In April 2018, she embarked on her second research trip to Japan. This time she traveled to Okazaki, a village near Nagoya. There she was introduced to techniques of Japanese cold dyes under the tutorship of master dyer Akiko Shikari. It is a traditional craft producing cold dye