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There are some words for purple in Japan, and there is a color called "purple color" which means the color of purple flowers. It is called "SUMIREIRO". "NAMIDA" is tears. Therefore, the meaning is tears of the color of purple flowers.
It's a very beautiful color, but it's a color that contains sadness.

The two people who love each other have to break up for some reason. It is the color of flowing tears.


Kayo Sato was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She received her Ph.D in fine art in 2006. She is a versatile and unique artistic innovator adept at working with fiber, including dyeing, weaving, and pleating. Her work is regarded as a contemporary art.

The artist has exhibited her artwork throughout Europe, especially Italy, and is also active in regional promotion, cultural property protection, design education dissemination, and product production, etc.

Kayo currently lives in Japan, working as an artist. While her style of art-making has changed over the years. She continues to enchant the viewer.

“In my work, color is an important factor. My soul is in the color. So I dye the colors myself.

I've always done that and will continue to do so.”

Purple ephemeral dream -SUMIREIRO NO NAMIDA-

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