2018 / Japan Foundation Los Angeles to present “World of Washi” lecture, July 26

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Lecture Series 52
World of Washi: Unfolding Tradition and Innovation

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:00 pm
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Admission: FREE (RSVP required) Click here to RSVP

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, and Hiromi Paper, Inc. will present a lecture to meet Japanese papermakers from Yamagata, Saitama, Fukui, and Kochi prefectures, and learn about the 1,300 years history of washi (Japanese paper).

The Japanese papermakers will showcase their signature papers desired by artists, conservators, designers, architects, bookmakers, and craftspeople around the world.

Each papermaker will discuss their practice and their view on the future of washi.

In order to support the lecture, there will be a poster display by two paper conservation experts in Los Angeles, Soko Furuhata of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Dawn Jaros of the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences. Senior paper conservator Karen Zukor of the Zukor Art Conservation will present examples of washi in action in different stages of conservation techniques.