July 15, 2018

Okinawan Textile Lecture by 4 artists from Okinawa

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The Okinawa Collection at the UH Mānoa Library, the Center for Okinawan Studies (COS) at the UH Mānoa, and the Department of Art & Art History at UH Mānoa co-sponsor an Okinawan traditional textile lecture on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Okinawan Textile Lecture

  • Title: Okinawan Textile Lecture: Traditional Dyeing and Weaving Techniques
  • Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Library Room 301
  • Speakers (4 textile artists from Okinawa):
    • Mieko Taira (芭蕉布/Bashōfu)
    • Hiroko Matayoshi (読谷花織/Yomitan hanaui)
    • Machiko Miyagi ( 琉球絣・南風原花織/Ryukyu kasuri, Haebaru hanaui)
    • Okishige Maeshiro (琉球藍染/Ryukyu aizome)
Four Okinawan textile artists will speak their dyeing and weaving techniques and history behind the tradition. The artists will come from Okinawa and speak in Japanese. Their lecture will be translated into English by Eric Wada, an artistic director and co-founder of Ukwanshin.
Here are some videos that explain some Okinawan textile tradition.

《KATACHIKI》Okinawa Bingata from TAKUMI-WORKS (takumi-works.com) on Vimeo.


TEWAZA「喜如嘉の芭蕉布」Kijyoka Banana fiber Cloth by 伝統工芸 青山スクエア (by Dentō kōgei Aoyama Square)

Registration is not required.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Hamilton Library does not allow food inside. Bottled water and water in a personal mug with a lid are allowed.

For parking, please visit the parking office at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/visitor.php or call at808-956-8899.

Questions? Please contact Okinawan Studies Librarian at UH Mānoa Library at sachiko.iwabuchi@hawaii.edu or call her at 808-956-2311.