CN iReport / Woven Identities of Japan exhibition opening

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The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford, California, is currently exhibiting Woven Identities of Japan: Ainu and Okinawan Textiles from Sept 4 through Oct 29.

The first of two rotations, this exhibition is showcasing articles of clothing made using different weaving, dyeing, and decorative techniques.

This rotation focuses on the clothing of two unique ethnic groups; the indigenous Ainu of Northern Japan and the Okinawans of Southern Japan.

Featuring the dramatic, plant-fiber robes of the Ainu and the brightly colored kimono of the Okinawans, this exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the world of Japanese folk textiles.

The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture is located at 15770 Tenth Ave, Hanford, CA 93230. (559) 582-4915. www.ccjac.org

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