On Feb 2, Japan’s living national treasure and dye artist Fukumi Shimura opened her exhibit titled “Fukumi Shimura - Regression to Horo” at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
As a dye artist, Shimura’s remarkable weaves using naturally dyed threads are acknowledged worldwide. In 2014, she won the 30th Kyoto Prize after being recognized as an artist who uses her expertise to coexist with nature, one of the fundamentals of humankind.
In commemoration of being awarded the Order of Culture in 2015, the exhibit showcases Shimura’s masterpieces created during her 60-year career, including her early works to her most recent pieces. On Feb13, Shimura will hold a talk session with Isao Kumakura, the President of Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, on the topic of wearing pongee kimonos to tea ceremonies. Shimura will also hold a lecture based on the same topic as the exhibit on Mar 6. A program for children titled “What kind of color is this?” will open on Feb 20 and Mar 12.
“Fukumi Shimura - Regression to Horo” in Commemoration of Being Awarded the Order of Culture
Venue: 3rd floor of National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Address: Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8344
Dates: Feb 2 to Mar 21
Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5 pm (entry by 4:30 pm)
Closed: every Monday (Mar 21 to open as an exception)
Admission: general - 900 yen, university students - 500 yen, high school students and under - free of charge