HORIKI Eriko: Pioneer on the Washi Frontier
Traditional handmade washi paper can be found everywhere in Japan, from name cards to beautiful wrapping paper. But washi as large format installation art, using paper tapestries up to 50 feet long, brings this ancient process to a new artistic level altogether.
Innovative Bamboo Basket Artist, Yonezawa Jiro-san, returns to Japan.
Almost completely unknown in the west until about 15 years ago, Japanese artists specializing in one-of-a-kind bamboo baskets have since gained a considerable international following. I had long heard about one such artist, Yonezawa Jiro-san, and was finally able to meet him the other day, in the city of Oita. After 17 years living in…