"Blue Wave"
This textile design is based on the kimono pattern worn for a Japanese court dance of the same name.
The blue sea with the calm motion of its waves reminds me of quotidian peacefulness. Because of that, the blue wave has become a auspicious symbol that is evocative of every season. I used to think the pattern is very Japanese, but in fact it originates from Sassanid Persia.
(Katsuji Wakisaka, the textile designer)

The textile design for July is "blue sea wave" The pattern originated from the pattern on kimono worn for a traditional court dance.
We used Kanten Jelly, a popular summer ingredient, and created a refreshing wagashi that expresses the calm sea and shining surface of water.

The upper half layer of two slanted layered wagashi is made of a summery flavored Kanten Jello with a lot of of lemon juice and lemon zest.
The lower layer is made of a subtly flavored yokan jelly made of mixed kanten and white beans.
The yellow dots that decorate the top surface of the wagashi is frozen yokan made of lemon juice and orange honey.

We collaborated with famous Kyoto patisserie Choukyudou.
Our pop vibrant textile design reflect changes in the seasons and these are also expressed in our wagashi.

SOU・SOU's textile designer Katsuji Wakisaka has been publishing new textile design on monthly magazine, "PHP Special". The seasonal changes are expressed in our wagashi.

We collaborated with The noted Kyoto patisserie Kameya Yoshinaga.
Together we created wagashi that emphasize Japanese seasonal changes as well as our graphic textile prints.

SOU・SOU designed a new flower design corresponding to each month of the year in "Flower Notes For the Four Seasons', the booklet published by Nihon Kadou Sha, operated by Ikenobo*.

Ikenobo is the original school that produced ikebana (traditional Japanese Buddhist floral design) as a unique artform in Japan
over five centuries ago and continue to spread awareness and knowledge of the ikebana tradition worldwide.