Setsuko Hayashi

Setsuko Hayashi

Born in Chiba Prefecture, Setsuko Hayashi graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo in design major in 1953.

Meeting with fashion designer and cultural advocator Sueko Otsuka changed Hyashi’s life. From 1954 to 1973, Hayashi was a chief instructor of the textile dyeing course at Sueko Otsuka’s institutions, Otsuka Sueko Kimono Gakuin and Otsuka Textile Design Institute in Tokyo. Hayashi’s curriculum covered tie dye, batik, and yuzen extensively.

Since 1973, Hayashi holds her workshop in Los Angeles, California, and visits major art museums such as the Pacific Asia Museum and the Huntington Library and Art Collection to provide textile dye workshops.

From 1993 through 1998, and from March through May, 2016, Hayashi was invited to Indonesia to design textiles and hold workshops.

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