July 26, 2018

Okinawan Textile Events at HoMA

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The Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) will have two “free with museum admission” events in August 2018.

Okinawan Textile Lectures at HoMA

Image source: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/lectures_performances/16943-weaving_demonstration

(1) Textile Sharing

Lecture: Textile Sharing
Showtimes: Friday, Aug 10, 2018, 10:00 AM
Location: Honolulu Museum of Art

About the Lecture:

Learn more about the textiles featured in Lacquer and Clay: Okinawan Art at this free talk where curator of textiles Sara Oka will share textiles from the museum vault. Visiting artists from the Okinawa Traditional Textile Association will be present to examine, discuss and share their insights.

Free with museum admission. Meet in the Education Lecture Hall—take the stairs or elevator to the basement from Palm Courtyard, next to the Coffee Bar.

(2)  Weaving Demonstration

Lecture: Weaving Demonstration
Showtimes: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM
Location: Honolulu Museum of Art

About the Lecture:

Go behind the scenes of Lacquer and Clay: Okinawan Art at this free demonstration. Guests can watch a visiting artist from the Okinawa Traditional Textile Association weave on a loom, then try their own hand at this traditional craft.

Free with museum admission. Demonstrations will take place in the Education Lecture Hall and in the Temporary Exhibitions gallery, next to the Visitor Lounge.

Do not forget to visit the current exhibition, “Lacquer and Clay: Okinawan Art,” while you are at HoMA.

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.

手技

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.

June 18, 2018

Okinawan Textile Workshops at HoMA

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The Honolulu Museum of Art is currently having an exhibition titled “Lacquer and Clay: Okinawan Art.”

  • WHAT: Lacquer and Clay: Okinawan Art
  • WHEN: May 10–September 23, 2018
  • WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96814
  • INFO: 808-532-8700

The Honolulu Museum of Art is offering several workshops this summer.

Okinawan textile workshop

Textile Sharing 

Friday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-noon • Gallery 30 • Free

The museum’s curator of textiles Sara Oka will share textiles from the vault. Visiting artists from the Okinawa Traditional Textile Association will examine, discuss and share their insights.

Weaving Demonstration 

Saturday + Sunday, Aug. 11 + 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • In the exhibition and in Gallery 30 • Free with museum admission

Guests can watch a visiting artist from the Okinawa Traditional Textile Association weave on a loom, as well as try their own hand at weaving on a traditional Okinawan loom, with the help of two visiting artists.

Katachiki LooChoo’s Royal Cloth Workshop 

Sunday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • Honolulu Museum of Art School, Room 101 • $100 tuition, $75 for museum members. Registration: myhoma.org/katachiki

Learn about the “royal cloth” that was traditionally worn only in Okinawa’s royal courts. A visiting artist and an assistant from the Okinawa Traditional Textile Association will demonstrate how to create bingata (katachiki) with stencils and dyes.”

December 5, 2016

Bingata! Only in Okinawa

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Bingata! Only in Okinawa Exhibit at the Textile Museum at George Washington University (Washington, DC)

According to Virginia Soenksen, bingata / 紅型 is “(stenciled resist-dying) is one of the most iconic textile techniques native to the archipelago that today comprises Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. Brightly colored and dynamic in design, the technique was perfected by artisans of the Ryukyu Kingdom (1429-1879) and embraced by the kingdom’s aristocrats as a status symbol.” [https://museum.gwu.edu/bingata-lecture]

The Textile Museum at Washington, DC is now having an exhibit on bingata till January 30, 2017.

The exhibit at the East West Center Gallery at the UH Mānoa includes some bingata.

Gallery Info:

East-West Center Gallery
John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road (corner Dole St. & East-West Rd.)

Hours: Weekdays: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sundays Noon-4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Oct. 10, Nov. 11, 24, Dec. 23, 25-26, 30, Jan. 1-2.

Admission: free

Visitor parking is managed by UH-Mānoa; parking fees may apply. Parking is normally free and ample on Sundays.

Free school and group tours available.

For further information: 808-944-7177

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