Frequency | Opening reception

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My friend Masae Yamamura came for a visit before the opening.

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Nobuko Hiroi and Chiyoko Tanaka

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Nobuko Hiroi, Yoriko Murayama and Chiyoko Tanaka

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Jun Yomita and Yasuko Fujino

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Shihoko Fukumoto, Yasuko Fujino and Machiko Agano waiting to go for dinner!

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Last night Keiko Kawashima hosted a reception for Frequency at GalleryGallery. In a single evening I met some of Japan’s most respected, international textile artists and reconnected with a few I met on my last trip to Kyoto. The experience was a little overwhelming as I have been following the careers of many of these artists since I learned to weave in 1994. Thank you to everyone who came to see the show and talk about textiles with me this evening including: Machiko Agano, Yasuko Fujino, Shihoko Fukumoto, Nobuko Hiroi, Jorie Johnson, Yoriko Murayama, Chiyoko Tanaka and Jun Tomita (apologies to anyone I may have missed). I also want to thank Kim and Ron Kelly (Kris’ parents) for joining us at the reception – it means a lot to have you both here in Japan! Following the reception we had a delicious Chinese meal just down the street where Kris received fermentation tips from Fukomoto-san and Agano-san. The whole thing was a little surreal actually, an evening I won’t soon forget.

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22. February 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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