World of Washi: Unfolding Tradition and Innovation

JFLA Lecture Series 52

World of Washi:
Unfolding Tradition and Innovation

Date & Time:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 7pm

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036)

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For 1,300 years Japan has been the world leader in paper making. Join JFLA and Hiromi Paper, Inc. as we delve into the World of Washi (Japanese paper) and its history through a special Virtual Washi Tour Presentation of Japan's paper making regions. We will be joined by the papermakers themselves visiting from Yamagata, Saitama, Fukui, and Kochi prefectures who will showcase their signature papers desired by artists, conservators, designers, architects, bookmakers, and craftspeople around the world. Each papermaker will discuss their practice and their view on the future of washi. We will also have on display posters by two paper conservation experts, Soko Furuhata (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Dawn Jaros (Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences). Senior paper conservator Karen Zukor (Zukor Art Conservation) will present examples of washi in action in different stages of conservation techniques. This unique opportunity to meet the papermakers and learn about one of Japan's most important cultural facets is not to be missed!


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