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Receiving Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2011. "As a rebel by nature, I want to keep shouting out." (From left, wife Keiko, Yohji Yamamoto, mother Fumi and daughter Limi; Photo courtesy of Yohji Yamamoto)
Yohji Yamamoto

Requiem -- burial in Paris: Yohji Yamamoto (29)

In the meantime, I shall continue objecting to the world and the times

Yohji Yamamoto | Japan

I almost never skip my visit to my father's grave at the temple that hosts our family grave in Hakusan, Tokyo. My mother, who is 106 years old this year (2022), also visited in a wheelchair last spring.

We offered flowers to a grave that holds no remains and silently pressed our hands together in prayer. Having had quite a life as a fashion designer, I may have been able to assuage at least some of my father's resentment.

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