Textile design and Tie dye

Master Setsuko Hayashi



Master Setsuko Hayashi PhotoSetsuko Hayashi, born in Chiba Prefecture, graduated with a design major from Joshibi University of Art and Design in 1953. Her life changed after meeting fashion designer and cultural advocator Sueko Otsuka, and for the next 19 years (1954-1973), Hayashi worked as a chief instructor of the textile dyeing course at Otsuka's Tokyo institutions, Otsuka Sueko Kimono Gakuin and Otsuka Textile Design Institute. Hayashi’s curriculum extensively covered tie dye, batik, and yuzen.

Hayashi began holding textile dyeing workshops in Los Angeles, California in 1973. She also takes her workshops on the road to major art museums, such as the Pacific Asia Museum and the Huntington Library and Art Collection.

From 1993-1998, and most recently in 2016, Hayashi was invited to Indonesia to design textiles and hold dyeing workshops.

Master Hayashi work


Master Hayashi’s work showcases the unending stretches of the imagination: brilliant colors, incredible detail, a variety of media, and above all, passion. Her lifetime dedication to the arts, and to teaching, have made her workshops a worldwide success.

Master Hayashi work

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Los Angeles USA

Email: art@culturalnews.com

JCD with Master Setsuko Hayashi

  • Japan Cultural Days
  • Japan Cultural Days -Public Open Day-