BYOB Drop-In Film Screening: Saga Nishiki Weaving
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September 27th, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDTCost: Free
Bring Your Own Bento Drop-In Film Screening
Saga-Nishiki Weaving: The Art of KOGA Fumi
September 27, 12:00 PM (Doors Open), film starts 12:15 PM
Free Admission @JFT, RSVP suggested but not required
Documentary, Sakura Motion Picture (2017) 30 Minutes
Japanese w/English subtitles
As featured in our Dentō Kōgei Traditional Craft Screening Series earlier this year, we will be screening The Art of Koga Fumi, master of Saga-Nishiki Weaving.
The screening is in conjunction with Diligence and Elegance: The Nature of Japanese Textiles exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada.
Don’t forget to bring your lunch/Bento!
Fumi Koga is a living National Treasure and is a full member of the Japan Kogei Association.
With the technique of the Saga-nishiki brocade, dyed silk threads are used for the weft, while thin thread-like strips of washi paper called tategami are used for the warp. The paper strips are drawn up in places with a bamboo spatula, in accordance with the pattern the weaver wants to create, leaving spaces through which the weft threads are passed. This process is repeated over and over to create beautiful, orderly patterns.