A 'dyed model' is a 'bingata' or shape cut from tasteful paper using a double edged
sword or drill and dyed a variety of different colors. Ms. Takeuchi has dyed model works
ranging from kimono and obi to table centers and shop curtains, as well as dyestuffs.
After studying under Living National Treasure, Keisuke Sawa (deceased), she lectured at
Tokyo Agricultural University Fiber Museum's 'Dyed model Seminar' for 6 years. "In
Indonesia, there are shadow puppet plays.
Because beautiful cut-outs perform the shadow plays as a kind of offering to the gods,
I find the whole effect very picturesque and moving. Wouldn't it be wonderful to get
closer to that kind of world?", says Ms. Takeuchi.