September 7, 2013

Washi Papermaking Presentations in the Southwest


The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA) invites master washi (Japanese paper) papermaking brothers Hironao and Osamu Hamada from Kochi Prefecture to the United States, in partnership with Hiromi Paper Inc. (HPI), the Kala Art Institute, the Church History Library, and the University of New Mexico, to give lectures and demonstrations on a four-city American tour through Los Angeles, Berkeley, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque.

In this two-hour program, Yona Warmin of Hiromi Paper Inc. will explain the history, uses, and many varieties of washi. Hironao and Osamu Hamada will demonstrate their traditional papermaking techniques, sharing their latest innovations and ideas of washi in the art.

September 19 (Thur 7-9pm) - Los Angeles, CA: Japan Foundation
September 21 (Sat 11am-1pm) - Berkeley, CA: Kala Art Institute
September 23 (Mon 1-3pm) - Salt Lake City, UT: Devereaux Mansion
September 24 (Tue 12-2:30pm) - Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico

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