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

Boro discussion film clip, Yoshiko I. Wada and Kim Schuefftan on

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.