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May 7, 2012

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Japanese Style in Wales – Part One

by gordonmichaelsutton

The Japanese Flag is currently flying in North Wales.

At the Ruthin Crafts Centre to be precise. To celebrate a stunning exhibition of Japanese arts and crafts simply called Japanese Style. Among it’s main exhibits are an incredible collection of Japanese cloths and silks that combine traditional and contemporary skills and designs.

The range and variety of textures and designs was quite breathtaking. The work is by Nuno textiles and is overseen by it’s artistic director, Reiko Sudo. As the exhibition guide says – Reiko Sudo and her design team create some of the most innovative cloth being designed and produced in the world today. Who am I to argue?


Some designs were very striking …





while others displayed the Japanese eye for delicacy and subtlety …

The exhibition thoughtfully provided small samples of the cloths and silks to study up close and to feel.

Meanwhile, the main pieces were hanging eerily around the gallery.

This was one of those exhibitions that you really need to see for yourself but I hope these photographs give a decent impression.

I’ll be posting again shortly – this time covering the ceramics and wood carving skills on display. Meanwhile here’s a link to the Ruthin Craft Centre – http://www.ruthincraftcentre.org.uk/

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. antiquityandadventures
    May 7 2012

    excellent post we,ll have to get across to visit

    Reply
  2. May 7 2012

    Thanks! I think it’s on until around 24th June.

    Reply
  3. May 7 2012

    full of respect for Japanese art

    Reply

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