The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
3 - 18 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
3 - 18 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
3 - 18 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
3 - 18 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
3 - 18 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
3 - 18 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
3 - 18 December 2020

The Techniques
shaping
Japanese Textiles

exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
3 - 18 December 2020


Exhibition


The textile arts of a country can reveal so much about its culture and society. The exchanges of materials, the flow of ideas and advances in technology all help us to understand more about the social and economic changes within history.



Over time, the Japanese mastery of weaving, dyeing and embroidery techniques has created a rich and assorted array of decorated textiles.



This exhibition at the Embassy of Japan explores the influence of Japanese textiles in the UK today through the work of eight prominent textile artists.





Ticket Bookings


To book your free ticket, click on the dates below. The exhibition is open weekdays, 10am - 4.45pm.









Featured Artists

  • Kinoshita Seiko

    Textile-based installations

    "Positive concepts derived from everyday life and nature influence my work. Nature has always inspired me. Its form, colour ...

  • Rob Jones

    Shibori textile designer, natural dyer

    Specialising in Japanese textiles crafts – shibori resist work, katagami stencilling, sashiko and kogin embroidery and ...

  • Takadoi Kazuhito

    Floral and natural materials

    Inspired by the rich woodland surrounding his birthplace of Nagoya, Japan, Kazuhito grows and hand picks grasses, leaves and twigs ...

  • Janice Gunner

    Stitched textiles, shibori dyeing, quilting

    Working predominantly with hand dyed fabrics, Janice designs and makes art textiles. She is influenced by her ...

  • Ross Belton

    Natural dyes, fabrics and found objects

    The idea of 'place' as a concept is key to the work of Ross Belton and his practice. His work responds directly ...

  • Jacqui Carey

    Kumihimo braiding

    Although Jacqui's work stems from the traditional, it is the creative possibilities that inspire most of ...

  • Erna Janine

    Saori weaving

    In saori weaving, no two items are the same, every cloth is an expression of the individual who made it ...

  • Caroline Hyde-Brown

    Embroidery & stitching

    Through a process of uncovering and layering influences Caroline's practice attempts to create a space for ...

More about
Japanese textiles

  • Fibres & Fabrics

    Trees and herbaceous plants were the most common sources for fibres in prehistoric Japan. Wild-growing trees such as fuji (wisteria), shina...

  • Weaving

    The three main weaving structures are hira-ori, aya-ori and shusu-ori. Hira-ori (plain weave), is the simplest and most...

  • Dyeing

    While simple dyeing techniques in Japan date back to early history, textiles for the noble classes were generally patterned using weaving...

  • Embroidery & Stitching

    As far back as prehistoric Japan, fishbone needles were used for basic stitching. The arrival of Buddhism in Japan in the 6th century was the catalyst...

More from
the artists


Guidelines for visitors


• If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or have done within the last 14 days, we kindly ask you to delay your visit to the Embassy of Japan until it is safe to do so.

• Visitors to the Embassy are required to book their visit in advance.

• London is currently at Tier 2 COVID alert level. Please only visit the Embassy with members of the same household or support bubble.

• In line with UK Government regulations, we ask visitors to check-in via the official NHS Covid-19 app through QR code posters on display inside the venue.

• Please use the hand sanitiser on arrival.

• Designated routes are in place and we ask that you maintain a distance of 2m from fellow visitors.

• Please note that the toilets are not accessible during this period.

• Whilst inside the Embassy building, visitors are asked to wear face coverings unless they are exempt from doing so.




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about the reopening, please contact us via the options below.