Cambodian Textiles

by Tatsuhito Utagawa , Japan

Several years ago, Morimoto was diagnosed with terminal cancer: he has only years, maybe months to live. Consciously, he is approaching the end of his life. Strands of memories from exploring the frontiers of Japan and Indochina flowing through his mind emerge into consciousness. The imagery created from interweaving these When Kikuo Morimoto (68), a kimono artisan from Kyoto arrived in Cambodia after the Cambodian civil war, the culture of weaving traditional Cambodian textiles was on the verge of extinction.strands from Morimoto’s memories with life in his textile-weaving village reveals Morimoto’s innermost feelings. Cambodian Textiles is a documentary film that follows both Morimoto, the terminally ill patient, and life in his textile-weaving village for over two years.

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