Little did I know that there would be a silver lining: last year Chisako invited weavers from the Silk Weaving Studio to participate in a weaving exhibition at the Hinoki Gallery from September 18 - 28, 2010. This was a great opportunity and just the excuse I needed to finally take a trip to Japan. Diana Sanderson, owner of the Silk Weaving Studio, joined me on this trip and the two of us happily followed Chisako's lead as she guided us through the amazing world of textiles in and around Kyoto.
I'll try to capture and highlight some of the wonderful experiences we had and the talented and inspiring artists we met on this 2-week visit. Thank you Chisako!