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Conversations with Cloth Series 4: Treasured Felts Episode 3 of 4. Red Felts and Shibori-dyed Felt rugs in Japan: Tea Ceremony and Festive Occasions

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, April 06, 2023 | 15:00 – 16:15 PST | Japan time 08:00 – 09:15 Friday, April 07

Online: Zoom

Event fee: $25 General, $20 for WSNF members

Members, go to WSNF members dashboard for your Discount Code

After this talk, visit SFTV to access a complimentary recording. Use the coupon code found in the Eventbrite confirmation email. Redeem the coupon anytime within one year. Once redeemed, the recording will be available to you for 3 days.

This series will feature Jorie Johnson–wool and felt specialist, artist, and researcher–from Kyoto, Japan. Jorie has been on the research team for the ancient Japanese Imperial felt rugs that are colorful and intricately patterned and are housed in the Shosoin Repository in Nara, Japan. 

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April 6
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Conversations with Cloth Series 4: Treasured Felts Episode 3 of 4. Red Felts and Shibori-dyed Felt rugs in Japan: Tea Ceremony and Festive Occasions

Thursday, April 06, 2023 | 15:00 – 16:15 PST | Japan time 08:00 – 09:15 Friday, April 07

Online: Zoom

Event fee: $25 General, $20 for WSNF members

Members, go to WSNF members dashboard for your Discount Code

After this talk, visit SFTV to access a complimentary recording. Use the coupon code found in the Eventbrite confirmation email. Redeem the coupon anytime within one year. Once redeemed, the recording will be available to you for 3 days.

This series will feature Jorie Johnson–wool and felt specialist, artist, and researcher–from Kyoto, Japan. Jorie has been on the research team for the ancient Japanese Imperial felt rugs that are colorful and intricately patterned and are housed in the Shosoin Repository in Nara, Japan. 
April Theme: Primarily a Japanese import, red “Himosen” can be dated by standing screen (byobu) and hanging-scroll (kakijiku) images of cherry blossom viewing and outdoor Kabuki and dance performances, as found in collections in Japan and abroad. Could these be the origin of the term “red carpet treatment”? Brightly dyed shibori felts, referred to as mokosen also punctuate the autumn and winter seasons. Jorie will discuss the interesting 1804 Nagasaki felt workshop, once on the premises of the Mizu Shrine, documenting Chinese artisan felt rug making and dyeing techniques described in a lovely hand-written diary re-published by Kansai University.

Jorie displays a felt wristband she made. The wristband may be worn simply as a fashion statement, for warmth, for protection of an injured wrist, or even used to carry a photo of a loved one!