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Dorozome (mud dyeing) Talk & Workshop with Dye Garden Tour

15 June — 2:00 pm

Saturday 15 June 2019
Talk: 2.00-3.00pm
Dye Garden Tour: 3.00-3.30pm
Workshop: 3.30-5.00pm

The Pavilion
The Horniman Museum
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ

Please see the Horniman Gardens map for the location of the Pavilion

Free – booking essential
Priority booking for Japan Society members and their guests

Booking opens to non-members from Thursday 30 May

Places are limited and early booking is recommended

Book online here
Booking deadline: Thursday 6 June 2019 (Workshop), Thursday 13 June 2019 (Talk)


Please note the workshop is now fully booked. Places are still available for the talk event.

Amami Oshima is an island in the Ryūkyū archipelago, southern Japan. It is renowned for Oshima tsumugi, a kimono cloth dyed by dorozome (mud-dyeing), an ancient technique that gives a unique black colour to textiles. The dyeing workshop KANAI KOUGEI specializes in dorozome for Oshima tsumugi. Alongside their own products dyed using plant materials sourced from Amami’s unique natural environment, KANAI KOUGEI also dye fashion and interior objects for international contemporary designers. This is a rare opportunity to see the process of Dorozome by Japanese practitioners using actual materials from Amami Oshima in the UK.

This talk and workshop are initiated by designer and anthropologist Charlotte Linton, University of Oxford, who has invited Yukihito Kanai (vice-president/dyer) and Akiyo Shidama (maker/dyer) from KANAI KOUGEI to present with her a lecture about Amamian traditional textiles.

Following the talk, there will be a tour of the Dye Garden with Wesley Shaw, the Head of Horticulture at the Horniman Museum.

Workshop
In addition, a small number of participants will be able to dye a furoshiki (wrapping cloth) using dorozome materials brought from Amami. Due to limited materials and supervision, the workshop numbers are necessarily small. Lecture attendees are welcome to stay and watch the workshop.

Please note that this event is only suitable for children over 16.

To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email events@japansociety.org.uk

 

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Date:
15 June
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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