Kikuo Morimoto

2004 Laureate, Cultural Heritage
Japan, Born 1948

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The long road to silk revival

May 18, 2016

Almost 30 years ago Japanese silk-weaver Kikuo Morimoto dreamt of reviving Cambodia’s ancient silk-making culture, which was in danger of being lost forever. It has taken decades of hard work, but the Rolex Laureate has succeeded in building an environmentally sustainable cottage industry dedicated to the ancient...

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An Invitation to Lovers of Fine Fabric

January 28, 2009

Since 2004, when Kikuo Morimoto won a Rolex Award for his project to revive Cambodia’s ancient silk-making traditions, the richly coloured fabrics produced by his workshops have won many admirers worldwide. In 2008, Morimoto lent some of the finest silk creations for an exhibition in France. But,...

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Morimoto’s Vision Continues to Grow in Cambodia

March 16, 2008

The Forest Village devoted to high-quality silk production, established in 2003 by Japanese Laureate Kikuo Morimoto near Cambodia’s ancient capital, Angkor Wat, is gradually taking shape, recreating a way of life that would have been lost if not for Morimoto’s imagination and determination. “About 150 people...

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Silk Road to a New Future

January 15, 2006

For the residents of the Cambodian town of Siem Reap and the nearby village of Chot Sam, the road out of poverty and past horrors is lined with silk. Here Rolex Laureate Kikuo Morimoto is working his quiet miracle, restoring the thousand-year-old Khmer silk tradition, along with...

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