Japan Foundation: “Melodies of Shining Silk: Japanese Embroidery” exhibition, Feb. 15 – March 21

The Japan Foundation presents Art Exhibition “Melodies of Shining Silk:
Japanese Embroidery by Shizuka Kusano” from February 15 – March 14, 2020: Extended to March 21.

https://www.jflalc.org/ac-exhibit29

Pre-Opening Event: Meet the Artist will be held on Friday, February 14, at 7pm.

Light refreshments will be served.

Venue: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90036
Street parking is available near JFLA. Click here for parking info.

Admission: Free

Exhibition Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 12-5pm
Closed on Sundays and Presidents’ Day (2/17)

Embroidery was initially introduced into Japan from China together with Buddhism.  It became open to the merchant class culture in the Edo period.

As the clothing arts flourished, advanced dyeing and weaving techniques were used to create kimonos and kimono sashes.  Today, a variety of materials are available, enabling various expressions depending on individual originality and ingenuity.

Shizuka Kusano, one of the most admired and recognized textile artists in Japan today, showcases contemporary art pieces based on 1500-year-old traditional embroideries inspired by Japanese poetry, literature and art.