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Past Special Exhibition

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2016.09.10 - 11.06

SHIMURA FUKUMI

Overview

Shimura Fukumi (b. 1924), who was awarded the Japanese government’s Order of Culture in 2015, has been designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) in silk dyeing and weaving. Her work, made by dyeing thread with natural vegetation, led to the development of a unique artistic field, attracting countless admirers and widespread acclaim all over the world. This wide-ranging exhibition stretches from Shimura’s early efforts to her latest works, in which she returned to her roots in the pongee weaving technique that she inherited from her mother. While focusing on important works to trace Shimura’s 60-year career, the exhibition explores the heart of her art.

Information

Dates:
September 10 (Saturday) - November 6, 2017 (Sunday).
Closed:
Mondays (except September 19, October 10), September 20 (Tuesday), and October 11 (Tuesday)
Hours:
10:00A.M. - 6:00P.M. (Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.)
Place:
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms

Overview

Shimura Fukumi (b. 1924), who was awarded the Japanese government’s Order of Culture in 2015, has been designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) in silk dyeing and weaving. Her work, made by dyeing thread with natural vegetation, led to the development of a unique artistic field, attracting countless admirers and widespread acclaim all over the world. This wide-ranging exhibition stretches from Shimura’s early efforts to her latest works, in which she returned to her roots in the pongee weaving technique that she inherited from her mother. While focusing on important works to trace Shimura’s 60-year career, the exhibition explores the heart of her art.