IEAS Exhibit Series — Arts of Asia

The Sound of Weaving at Ōzu

Fukuko Katsuura EXHIBITION
May 5, 2013 to September 10, 2013
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
IEAS Lobby, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor

The ancient arts of weaving and dyeing live on in the handwork of dedicated craftspeople such as Fukuko Katsuura. From a love of Japan's textile arts came a dedication to mastering traditional weaving. From a life lived on and of the land, came experiments in coaxing color from plants gathered and grown. "The Sound of Weaving at Ōzu" features a selection of her work in silk, paper, and other fibers dyed and woven, work that at once exemplifies centuries-old technique and personal vision. A series of illustrative photographs of the creative process supplement the display.

Sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies and the Center for Japanese Studies.


PUBLIC PROGRAM
June 13, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Institute of East Asian Studies Conference Room
2223 Fulton Street, Berkeley CA

Weaver and dyer Fukuko Katsuura discusses textiles in the exhibition and demonstrates aspects of her craft. Katsuura, who grew up in the Japanese countryside, taught herself to weave, and to use plant dyes to obtain the colors she needed for her materials. This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibit, "The Sound of Weaving at Ōzu," which is currently on view at the Institute of East Asian Studies and features a selection of her work in silk, paper, and other fibers dyed and woven.

This talk will be in Japanese, with English translation by Hidefumi Katsuura. A reception will follow the lecture.

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