Oscar-winning Japanese costume designer Emi Wada dies at 84

Japan Times -- Nov 22
Japanese costume designer Emi Wada, known for her Academy Award-winning work on a film by renowned director Akira Kurosawa, died on Nov. 13, her family said. She was 84.

A native of Kyoto, Wada began working on theatrical costumes when she was still a student at the Kyoto City University of Arts.

She won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in 1986 for her work on Kurosawa’s film “Ran” (“Chaos”) about a medieval warlord. Wada made the film’s costumes by weaving yarn she dyed herself to reflect the style of the story’s time period.

黒澤明監督の映画「乱」などで知られる世界的な衣装デザイナーのワダエミさんが亡くなりました。84歳でした。 - ANNnewsCH