2012 Paciifc Asia Museum to present kimono textile demonstration and workshop, May 20

Kimono Textile Master Setuko Hayashi

Kimono textile master Setuko Hayashi explains about her work (Courtesy of the artist)

Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101


Demonstration: Yuzen and Shibori Dyeing

Sunday, May 20, 2:00 pm

Master textile artist Setsuko Hayashi demonstrates the classic yuzen and shibori dyeing techniques as featured in the fabrics of ongoing Kimono in the 20th Century exhibition at Pacific Asia Museum. Her lecture will be talked in Japanese with English translation.


Workshop: Shibori Dyeing

Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm

Master textile artist Setsuko Hayashi instructs the shibori tie-dying technique to create silk scarfs. Instruction will be made in Japanese with English translation.

$5 materials fee; advanced registration required. Visit the website of the museum or call (626) 449-2742 ext. 19 for more details.


Setsuko Hayashi was born in Chiba, Japan. In 1958, Setsuko graduated from prestigious Joshibi University of Art of Design in Tokyo.

Setsuko started her textile artist training in Joshibi University and visited prestigious textile workshops outside of the campus to learn the practical skills.

From 1958, Setsuko instructed at Otsuka Textile Design School in Shinjuku, Tokyo for 15 years. During the period, she had her own exhibitions in famous galleries such as Shinjuku Gallery, Central Art Gallery, Pacific Ocean Gallery, and Takashimaya Department Store’s Gallery.

From 1973 to 1993, Setsuko lived in Orange County, and continued to create her textile works and held her exhibitions at numerous locations.

In 1993, Setsuko moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, and spent 5 years there. She was provided her own studio by the monarchy of the Indonesia.  She held exhibits and fashion shows frequently.

After the years spent in Indonesia, Setsuko moved back to Southern California, and has sat up her studio in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.