Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kyoto Bound

If it weren't for my wonderful friend Chisako, this trip would not have happened! Chisako and I met 10 years ago at a weaving workshop in Coupeville, Washington. By chance, several years later we found ourselves weaving side by side at the Silk Weaving Studio in Vancouver, B.C. It was a very sad day for me when Chisako and her husband returned Japan in 2007.

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!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I didn't know about this blog 'til now! It's amazing!