Amane Tatsumura  Contemporary Weaving Artist
Sep16

Amane Tatsumura Contemporary Weaving Artist

by Amane Tatsumura, As a child, I used to play in a workshop where some of the world’s most talented weavers sat at wooden looms and created masterpieces. Today, I am a 4th generation weaver in Kyoto. I design and weave one-of-a-kind art pieces. Instead of paints and brushes, I have chosen to make original art with fine silk yarn and an ancient-style hand loom. We call this kind of fabric Nishiki. It is considered to be the most...

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I Only Have Eyes for Blue (and White)
Aug14

I Only Have Eyes for Blue (and White)

Steve Beimel: JLA shares Amy Katoh’s life affirming view of “Found Japan”.  Amy has spent nearly her entire adult life celebrating the treasures of Japanese indigo, as shown in the following re-post of Amy’s blog. Far too soon to be posting again, but I must share the glorious indigo that has been pouring into my life this week. Today is Boys’ Day, the 5th day of the 5th month when families celebrate their...

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Koho Tatsumura’s contemporary designs in the hands of the world’s finest weavers
Aug09

Koho Tatsumura’s contemporary designs in the hands of the world’s finest weavers

Text: S. Beimel & H. Hasenfeld  © Photos: H. Hasenfeld Japanese weaving is so intricate, and thus so stunningly beautiful that experts worldwide have come to both describe it and distinguish it from ordinary brocade simply by using its Japanese name, Nishiki (pronounced knee-she-key).  Compared with the simple, plain weaving of European tapestries, Nishiki is three-dimensional, layered weaving. One of Japan’s most important...

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