Quotes by Japanese authors


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"Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand"
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"Of course there are many ways we can reuse something. We can dye it. We can cut it. We can change the buttons. Those are other ways to make it alive. But this is a new step to use anything - hats, socks, shirts. It's the first step in the process"
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"A great thing happening now in art is that artists are using the figure, the body, clothing, life"
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"In my opinion, further consideration of those views will help us find a way out of the current impasse, and reveal to us the kinds of buildings and cities required by the informational society"
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"We can also cut by heat - heat punch. And we also can cut by cold - extreme cold. When you cut with heat, it makes a mark. With cold, no mark. It depends on the fabric"
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"Many people will say, well, clothes should be worn; but I think people can look at them in public, like seeing a film. I think museum exhibitions are very important"
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"You see it in the many bouncing clothes that are not just pleats. To make them, two or three people twist them - twist, twist, twist the pleats, sometimes three or four persons twist together and put it all in the machine to cook it"
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"I started to work with cotton fabrics. I used cotton because it's easy to work with, to wash, to take care of, to wear if it's warm or cold. It's great. That was the start"
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"Design is not for philosophy it's for life"
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"By the way, Marilyn Monroe was a size 14"
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"To be honest, I think we should find first the possibility to make it. Research is first - if you're not interested, you never can find something. Many things happen from forgotten machines - ones that are no longer used"
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"One of my assistants found this old German machine. It was originally used to make underwear. Like Chanel, who started with underwear fabric - jerseys - we used the machine that made underwear to make something else"
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"I have worked with several dance companies"
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"Design is not for philosophy it's for life"
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"The purpose - where I start - is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it's reuse"
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"I very much like dance and dancers"
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"Well, what I'm doing is really clothing. I'm not doing sculpture"
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"I sent 200, 300 of the clothes that I had made, and the dancers chose what they liked"
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"From the beginning I thought about working with the body in movement, the space between the body and clothes. I wanted the clothes to move when people moved. The clothes are also for people to dance or laugh"
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"I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my own designs as part of my thinking on this matter"
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"There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart"
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"Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long"
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"Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself"
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"Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces, and appearances must be logical"
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"Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future"
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"Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long"
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"Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society"
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"I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning"
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"I once hit Quentin on the head with my ball and chain"
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"I loved playing Go Go, because the character's so extreme. And she's pretty close to my real character. Especially the fact that she liked her sword with a lot of accessories"
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