August 6, 2018

Okinawan Textile Lecture Updates

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Live from Hamilton Library!

Okinawan Textile Lecture in Hamilton Library, August 9, 2018

Title: Okinawan Textile Lecture: Traditional Dyeing and Weaving Techniques
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Hamilton Library Room 301
Speakers (5textile artists from Okinawa):

  • Ms. Mieko Taira  / 平良美恵子氏 (芭蕉布/Bashōfu)
  • Ms. Hiroko Matayoshi / 又吉弘子氏 (読谷花織/Yomitan hanaui)
  • Ms. Machiko Miyagi (琉球絣・南風原花織/Ryukyu kasuri, Haebaru hanaui)
  • Mr. Okishige Maeshiro / 真栄城興茂氏 (琉球藍染/Ryukyu aizome)
  • Ms. Sachiko Yafuso / 屋冨祖幸子氏 (琉球びんがた/Ryukyu bingata)

Translator: Mr. Eric Wada, co-founder of Ukwanshin Kabudan (御冠船歌舞団)

(1) The lecture will be live streaming!

If you have access to the Internet and have a browser (Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), you can watch the lecture in your home! You can also access the event from your mobile devices.  Accessing the event is free.

Please access the URL below a few minutes before the lecture begins.

The event starts at 1:00 PM, Hawai’i Standard Time, on August 9, 2018, from 1 PM to 2:30 PM.

  • Eastern Time: August 9, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Pacific Standard Time: August 9, 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Japan Time: August 10, 8 AM – 9:30 AM

The remote audience can ask questions via chat (texting from the web browser).

If you have any questions about BlueJeans (live event service), please read the page at before you watch the event.

(2) Additional speaker

Addition to the original 4 artists, Ms. Sachiko Yafuso (屋冨祖幸子氏) will be joining us. She is an expert on bingata.

Ms. Sachiko Yafuso, bingata artist

Ms. Sachiko Yafuso, center, at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. in 2015.

Image source:

Sumiko Sarashima. “Public Experiences and the Social Capacity of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Japan: Bingata, a Textile-Dyeing Practice from Okinawa,” in Michelle Stefano and Peter Davis, eds., The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage. (London ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2017).

(3) Parking around the Library

Many constructions are going on around the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus.

If you plan to attend the August 9th event in Hamilton Library (Okinawan Textile Lecture), please read the following information about the parking near the Library.

As of August 3, 2018, the parking lot behind the Kennedy Theater on the East-West Road is CLOSED.

UH Manoa Parking Map

Please call or email the Parking Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Phone: 808-956-8899 Fax: 808-956-9811

Visitor Parking:

ADA Map:

Parking Machine

Parking machine on UHM campus

Parking fee as of August 2018

Parking fee as of August 2018

Parking phone number

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