Papers, Journals, Catalogues and Encyclopedia

Wada, Y.I. “Passion Flower: A Passion for Petals and Insects.” Selvedge, issue. 81, London, UK: Selvedge, Ltd., 2018, pp. 30-33. view pdfScreen Shot 2018-03-08 at 3.02.41 PM

Wada, Y.I. “Living National Treasures: Textile and Garment Artists.” Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: East Asia. Ed. John E. Vollmer. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2010. 390–397. Bloomsbury Fashion Central. Web. 09 Aug. 2017. view pdf

Wada, Y.I. “Arimatsu To Africa: Shibori TextilesDeveloped For African Trade In 1948-49.” Textile Society Of America, Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, And The Port: Textile Society Of America’s 15th Biennial Symposium, 2016. view pdf

Wada, Y.I. “Japanese Boro: A New Way to See Beauty.”2016_4_omsl_ENG_1024x1024.gif VÄV Magazine, Scandinavian Weaving Magazine, Nr. 4, 2016 Linköping, SWEDEN. view pdf

Research Papers presented at the Textile Society of America’s Biennial Symposia / 2016, 2010, 2008, 2004, 2002, 1998, 1994. view pdf

Wada, Y.I. “Boro – The Mottainai Essence.” Ikebana International, vol. 56, iss. 1, publication no. 150, Tokyo, Japan: Ikebana International, 2011-2012, pp. 64-72. view pdf

Wada, Y.I. “Fiber, Texture and Light: Contemporary Japanese Textile Design.” Ikebana International, vol. 55, iss. 2, publication no. 148, Tokyo, Japan: Ikebana International, 2010-2011, pp. 13-24. view pdf

Jiang, K., ed. “Kimono Mode and Marketing: Popular Textiles for Women in Early Twentieth Century Japan.” Research Journal of Textile and Apparel: Integration of Fashion and Textile Design with Materials and Technology, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2011.

“THE SOU·SOU IMPULSE: Using the Traditional Japanese Design of Arimatsu Narumi Shibori, SUO·SUO Creates Garments with a Youthful Flair, Locally.” FiberARTS, Summer, CO, U.S.: Interweave Press, 2008, pp. 38-39. view pdf

Wada, Y.I. “In a Word: The Woman Behind the Quilts.” Selvedge, iss.17, London, UK: Selvedge, Ltd., 2007, pp. 36-39. view pdf

Wada, Y.I. “Synthesizing Nature and Technology Towards a Universal Visual Syntax,” Essay for Exhibition of Keiko Amenomori-Schmeisser, With the Flow, Against the Grain, Canberra, Australia: Craft ACT: Craft & Design Centre, 2003.  view pdf

Wada, Y.I. “Contemplative Geometry: Kay Sekimachi’s Poetic Expressions in the Essential Language of Line, Surface and Dimensional Form.” Portfolio Collection Kay Sekimachi, England, UK: Telos Art Publishing, 2003. view pdf

Wada, Y.I. Shell Arrangements by Kay Sekimachi.” Exhibition entitled Intimate Views: the Works of Kay Sekimachi, CA, U.S.: San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, 2000. view pdf

Wada, Y.I. “History of Japanese Shibori,” Third International Shibori Symposium: Chile catalogue, U.S.: World Shibori Network, 1999.

Wada, Y.I. “The Development of Contemporary Shibori,” Third International Shibori Symposium Catalogue: Chile, U.S.: World Shibori Network, 1999.

Wada, Y.I. “Textiles and Kimonos.” Japanese Design: A Survey Since 1950, Fischer, F. and Heisinger, K.B., PA, U.S.: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1994, pp. 34-36. [catalogue for exhibition of which I was curator]

Wada, Y.I. “Craft to Art: Contemporary Work in Indigo.” Indigo/Leven in een kleur, Netherlands: Indigo  Foundation Amsterdam, 1985.

Wada, Y.I. “Indigo in Japan,” Indigo/Leven in een kleur, Netherlands: Indigo Foundation Amsterdam, 1985.

Kimono East/West, catalogue for exhibition in conjunction with Surface Design Association Conference, Gaitlinburg, TN: Arrowmont School of Crafts, 1981.

Essays and Articles


Gray, Laura, “Yoshiko Wada: Selvedge talks to the world-renowned textile artist and Shibori expert“, Selvedge, issue. 90, London, UK: Selvedge, Ltd., 2019, pp.68-69. view pdf

Smith Arney, S. In Review Global Threads-Arney,Surface Design Association MagazineAlbuquerque, NM, U.S.: Surface Design Association Magazine, 2015

Shapiro, B. The Ever-widening Vision of Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada,Surface Design Association Magazine, Albuquerque, NM, U.S.: Surface Design Association Magazine, 2015

Logan, C. Talk explores birth, significance of affordable meisen kimonos,” Omaha World-Herald, 20 Mar, 2015.

Scheufftan, Kim. “Yoshiko Wada: Dimensional Transformation. By Kim Schuefftan. ANA Wingspan Magazine, Tokyo, Japan: All Nippon Airways CO., LTD., Sept. 2014.