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An Upcoming Talk by Hiroko Karuno, Shifu Artist

September 23, 2010

At Toronto’s Japanese Paper Place on Tuesday, 5 October from 7 -9 PM, Hiroko Karuno, a shifu artist, will give a talk and short demonstration on technique.  The Japanese Paper Place’s press release is below:
Tues. October 5 7:00 – 9:00
Admission by PWYC Donation to the Ontario Crafts Council
Hiroko’s medium, as many will know, is shifu cut, spun and woven kozo paper – and she is one of the few people in the world who have embraced and developed interest in this almost extinct art form.  Tonight’s presentation will be a visual journey of a unique exhibition held this year in a historic private home in Nara, in which a single monumental piece of Hiroko’s shifu with both warp and weft of kozo – was displayed. It will be followed by a short mezmerizing demonstration by the artist. Join us for this special Washi Star night, to end with refreshments and conversation.

77 Brock Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada  M6K 2L3
Phone: 416-538-9669
Fax: 416-538-0563
[email protected]

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Leaving for Japan Today

September 16, 2010

…on a buying trip.   I’ll be back on 5 October–with maybe a posting a two from the road–updating the webshop on Wednesday, 6 October at the usual time.  See you then!

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