Shizuka Kusano

SHIZUKA KUSANO is one of the best-known textile artists in Japan today, regularly appearing on television and in magazines. She studied French embroidery under Takiko Moriyama and Japanese embroidery under Masaaki Niwa, and now teaches her art at several venues, including the Tokyo American Club. She has held around thirty solo exhibitions over hte past five years, and has five books published in Japan. The Fine Art of Kimono Embroidery is her first book in English.