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Handcrafted Form: Tradition and Techniques

People in Japan are surrounded by utilitarian craft objects that have been brought into being and nurtured within their daily lives. By making the most of the raw materials of each craft—ceramics, textiles, metal work, lacquerware, wood and bamboo work, … Continue reading →

Slide lecture and paper thread-making demonstration by Hiroko Karuno

Hiroko Karuno, author of the recently published book Kigami and Kami-ito: Japanese Handmade Paper and Thread, presents a slide lecture on the process of Japanese hand papermaking  and the traditional uses of this paper in Japan. She will then demonstrate … Continue reading →