We will travel to San Luis Obispo to teach the art of kimono making at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. The dates are March 6th thought 10th, 2017. Please check the museum website to sign up. There is one or two spots left.
I attended the discussion by three designers, Sudo Reiko from Nuno, Christina Kim of Dosa, and Luisa Cevese, in Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse at Cooper Hewitt. It was about textile waste. Reusing the materials is a way of life and I hope that we can continue to recreate beautiful items from things we already have. The exhibition itself is quite beautiful.
We have a special violinist Yoshiyuki Asami from Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
Tomorrow February 24 at 11 am, he will be performing at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art for public!
Please join us. The museum is free on Wednesdays.
He visited the El Verano Elementary School and Boys and Girls Club to meet many children playing strings.
I met Yoshibonu san at the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihonbashi.
The Shibata family still lives with me every day after our project. I was on my way to Sendai up north but he said "Let's get coffee! I need a break."
Here we are in this funny Japanese noodle shop and we both ordered strawberry parfait. Over the sweets, we talked a lot. He shared his dream. He wants to curate and exhibit the bentwood works from all over the world. He was precise in every detail where, when, how and what's missing now. I just know that it will happen. He gave me tears twice today by telling his pure passion and by waiting to greet in San Francisco hat.