The famous Japanese fashion designer and organizer of large-scale shows Kansai Yamamoto has passed away. The death of the designer was announced today by his daughter Mirai Yamamoto.

“On July 21, my father, Kansai Yamamoto, passed away at the age of 76. He left this world peacefully, surrounded by loved ones,” she wrote on her Instagram page.

According to Mirai, her father was a thoughtful, kind and affectionate person who appreciated communication.

“He viewed problems as opportunities for self-development and always believed in bright days ahead,” she said, thanking everyone who was in one way or another in her father’s life.

For the last months Yamamoto suffered from acute myeloid leukemia. His official Instagram notes that he remained positive all this time and did not lose his passion for creativity.

Yamamoto’s design career flourished in the 1970s and 1980s. At that time, he participated in shows in Paris and New York, collaborated with fashion houses, including Louis Vuitton. He created looks for Elton John, Stevie Wonder, as well as bright futuristic costumes for David Bowie’s performances.

In the early 1990s, Kansai Yamamoto took up production and began organizing large-scale entertainment shows around the world. In Moscow, such a show was held in 1993.