The 26th Khaju Spring Festival

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Khaju Spring Festival is annual function of Khaju Art Space. We are very proud that we welcome many wonderful artists. This year  we clelebrate 25th anniversary! Thank you!

April 28 (Fri)・29(Sat)・390(Sun)

10:00 〜 16:00

◆Demonstration of Khaju classes
We show every activity of all the classes of Khaju

◆Exhibits and Workshops by local artists
We invite many nice artists and introduce their works.

◆Performances
Salsa, Japanese traditional instrument music and so on.

◆Flea Market

◆Backyard Cafe
Hot pizza from a stone oven, drink bar, snacks, hot dogs, and and??

◆Information Corner
You can get any kinds of local information in Kamakura.

 

Please click each photo of the below album. You can see the detail info in Japanese and  in English.

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Mawata Hat

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Mawata Hat,second ranked silk fibers spread in the shape of hat.

This is the original one of Japanese bride's wedding white hat which has meaning of amulet.
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For us weavers, it's treasured materials for homespun yarns.
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Biwa, Biwa, Biwa!

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Loquat(Biwa) is well known as highly medicinal tree. Besides one of the precious dye-stuff to get beautiful brownish red.

Makes me so excited! 

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Noshi

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Noshi, Japanese traditional item for formal gift. Original one is a strip of dried abalone wrapped by Washi paper. Now abbreviated one made by paper or printed is general.

I'm going to put it on gifts which is given to guests at Tea-ceremony.

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2024!

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Happy new year, everyone!

As every year, I finished cooking, traditional New Year's food(Osechi) yesterday.
During the cooking, I was remembering every kindness which I got this year like a flash of memories.

From today to the day after tomorrow, I'm to enjoy Osechi without daily cooking.




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Artisan's New Year Decoration

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Making New Year's decoration, as seasonal customary.
I rase rice plants every year for this.

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With gratitude for all kindness, pray for peace and safe of families and friends.


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Felt Making

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Preparation of Khaju Winter Gft Show is about to be over.

Not only woven pieces, I made some felt ones this year.
Used sheep wool is from a small ranch in Saitama.
As they raise the sheep only for food, the wool was thrown away.

The inner cloth is from old torn Kimono.

Did I succeed to give a new shinning lige to the abandoned materials?



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Fly Fish

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"i:ppin" is up-cycle embroidery project.

Donated beads,buttons, hooks and old accessory parts on hand made felt pieces.

They are shown at Khaju Winter Gift Show.

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Everything is material.

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Khaju Winter Gift Show is coming up soon.(Dec.3-10)

Now I'm working on making small items for U-san rabbits. It's miniture of Hagoita, one of the new year decorations.

My rabbit & broach project is completely 'up cycle' . Absolute condition is "not buying materials". Even a tiny piece of paper, cloth, yarn...I need a keen sense of matching every material to new creation.

#upcycling



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Night Work

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Work on embroidery with second-hand beads and buttons, remnant yarns sheep wool...my thoughts is going to past history of each material.
It's enjoyable time to give the materials new life.

#upcycle
#embroidery


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