Ms. Fukumi Shimura is a a living national treasure.
“TOBICHI” in Aoyama exhibited the Kimono and some pieces of cloth left over of Ms. Fukumi Shimura.
There were a small a hand-loom and could try to weave silk cloth.
I was trying to weave too, it’s very difficult and takes quite a lot of time, but very fun.
It was a publication launch event of Ms. Fukumi Shimura.
“Tsu Mu Gi-ori -Textiles created by Fukumi Shimura-”
That event at TOBICHI had finished, but another place going to exhibit her events.
・Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa museum of art
Date: 17th(Sat) January to 15th(Sun) March 2015
Access: 5-3 Zenihara, Oyamazaki-cho, Otokuni-gun, Kyoto-fu, 618-0071
Date: 27th(Fri) February to 1st(Sun) March 2015
Access: Jujiya Bil 9F, 3-5-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
・Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris
Date: 5th November 2014 to 17th January 2015
Access: 101 bis, quai Branly 75015 Paris
Tel: 01 44 37 95 01
Date: 18th June to September 2015
Access: Schlossstrasse 1A, Berlin, Germany
Ms. Fukumi Shimura Profile.
Born in Shiga prefecture.
Dyeing and weaving Artist, Essayist.
At the age 31, under the instruction of her mother, she began weaving with pongee yarn dyed with plants’ dye.
Holder of Important intangible cultural heritage ( Living National Treasure ), Cultural Contributor.
Books: ‘One colour, One life’ ( Jiro Osaragi award ) ‘Mother Colour’
Portfolios: ‘Weaving and Writing’ , ‘Bonfire’
Limited Edition: ‘Fabric Book’ , Textbook of Ars Shimura, ‘The Book of Shimura’s tradition colours’
‘The Shimura colours’ coauthored with Yoko Shimura
Fukumi Shimura Official HP : http://shimuranoiro.com/en/