The 21st 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 festival is a part of The 12th Kamakura Roji Festival

April 28 (Fri)・29(Sat)・30 (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 Japanese name of paticipants. You can see the detail info in Japanese and  in English.

paticipants
4/28
(fri)
4/29
(sat)
4/30
(sun)
food
掛田商店
鎌田クッキングスタジオ
クルアノック
こにまるカフェ
Stellamarine Cafe
敏子さんのパウンドケーキ
中溝伊織
YavaS農園
ゆら・コーヒーブース
workshop
植木屋大島
Natural Herb海香
mar  加田 洋子
鎌倉もののふ隊
けちゃっぷ先生
もぐ × もぐ
山口 功
performance
アンダンテ・
ピアノ・ストゥーディオ

NAOMI☆ヴォーカル

(公開教室)

(公開演奏)
岩城里江子
鎌倉サル友の会
せきた さらい
ヒロコのサックス演奏!
風歌
路地フェスタ練り歩き隊
exhibit / shop
伊藤 陽香
池上えみ子
糸へん便り通販部
UCHI NABI
大仙養蜂園
カジュのニット・カフェ
北鎌倉コットン
木の生活道具(志村マコト)
坂本 明子
SABIA
髙橋 明彦
竹林昌代
たなか牧子造形工房
たなか 牧子
ときわ工房
波多周建築設計
ピグマリオン
ブーケ ド ローズ
筆に親しむ書道書道教室
北汎工房
南屋
ラーガマラ


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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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A Rare Gift

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An arborist friend kindly stopped by my studio to give me this treasure.

Insect gall called Gobaishi / Fushi.

Used to be used as dyestuff, ink, leather-tanning and so on.
Usually I buy the dried one at Chinese medicine shop. Very first time to see the fresh one!

Looking forward to dye with it.



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Yes, Wool 100% !

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Most of sheep wool of mutton sheep are abandoned in Japan.
We try to upcycle such sheep wool, spinning, weaving or knitting.
Today we took out damage parts, dungs, grasses and soaked into soapy hot water.

Handwork with chatting...a happy Sunday afternoon.

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