The Alive of Indigo
Japanese Natural Indigo Dyeing Exhibition
The exhibition explores the techniques and craftsmanship of indigo dye art, a precious Japanese cultural heritage. By importing the knowledge of Japanese indigo dyeing art and the culture's incredible heritage craftsmanship, it exhibits the traditional craft history and the techniques of Japanese indigo dyeing. Meanwhile, it also enables the audience to be more aware of the importance of conserving intangible cultural heritage, thereby allowing them to re-understand Japanese indigo dyeing's craftsmanship. Through in-depth analysis of the indigo dyeing process and the creation of an interactive space, it clearly conveys the meaning of the exhibit to the audience while constructing an attractive overall narrative to embrace the audience with the beauty of craftsmanship.
'Alive' was chosen as the design concept. Indigo dyeing is about the relationship of being alive, just like how the indigo dye liquid is constantly stirred and reacts with the air through fermentation. The blue color appeared naturally through chemical interaction with the air. In the craftsmanship, there is a metaphor for the rebirth of the indigo dyeing craft tradition.
Zone 1a, Alive of indigo, introduces what indigo is, and shows the four most essential plants in the world for natural indigo with the environment concept, indigo farm.
Zone 1b, Alive of History, creates an immersive environment through the indoor scenes of traditional Japanese indigo dyeing workshops to explain the history of Natural indigo dyeing craftsmanship.
Zone 2a, Alive from Air, talking about the process of indigo dyeing from plants to dyes. It is divided into two parts, an interactive curved display wall and the environment interactive installation. Pic
Zone 2b, Alive from Technique, is the key area in the entire exhibition. The most important feature of Japanese indigo dyeing is the unique pattern created by craftsmen's different techniques.
Through a series of interactive installations, the audience will learn about Japan's most distinctive indigo dyeing pattern-making methods with the simulation experience device.