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Thu, Nov 28


Iwatate Folk Textile Museum

19th Exhibition Primitive Cloth in the World

Bast Fibers of the World This time, under the theme of "Primitive Cloth", we will exhibit fiber cloth collected from plants in Africa, Japan and other parts of the world.

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19th Exhibition Primitive Cloth in the World
19th Exhibition Primitive Cloth in the World


Nov 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – Mar 14, 2020, 5:00 PM

Iwatate Folk Textile Museum, Japan, 1-25-13 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0035



* Reservation required each time, capacity 40 people, membership fee 2,500 yen.

Reservations will be accepted by phone from January 7th (Tuesday). (Secretariat 03-3718-2461 / 10: 00-17: 00 / Closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Tuesday, January 28, 13: 30-15: 30

"The power of plants and the tricks of people"

Lecturer | Nobuko Hiroi

Modeling artist / dyeing and weaving researcher. Professor Emeritus, Kyoto City University of Arts / Traveling Cloth Research Institute. Since Okinawa in 1972, he has mainly visited dyeing and weaving sites in Asia. Investigating the bark and hemp cloth of Japan and neighboring countries, published "The Original Landscape of Textiles" (co-authored by Shikokusha) in 1999 and "Travel Cloth" (Aesthetics Publishing) in 2017. In 2018, he released his works in Canada and New York.

Guest Talk * Membership fee 500 yen (separate admission fee) Tomo no Kai members are free.

Saturday, February 15

Kenta Ono "The shape of the climate, natural cloth that is handed down throughout Japan"

He presides over Shoido, which exhibits, lectures, and writes natural cloth made from plants by hand. In addition to activities to convey natural cloth as a symbol of people and nature and their coexistence, he is in charge of the secretariat of the Ancient Weaving Liaison Committee, and is working to promote natural cloth.

Gallery Talk * Membership fee 200 yen (separate admission fee) Tomo no Kai members are free.

December 14th (Sat) / February 22nd (Sat) Ko Uchimura (Assistant Curator of the Museum)

January 17th (Friday) Mayuko Hirota (curator of the museum)

No reservation is required for both guest talk and gallery talk, and we will explain mainly the exhibits from 10:30 to 11:30.

In addition to the above dates, we are accepting gallery talks for groups of 10 or more.

If you wish, please apply in advance.


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