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Mottainai Catalog: Available Now

Written on November 22, 2011

Copies of the catalog that accompany the show Mottainai: The Fabric of Life, Lessons in Frugality from Traditional Japan at the Portland Japanese Garden are now available on the website.  Click here to buy a catalog.60 pages, full color, soft cover, in English and Japanese
8 1/4″ x 8 1/4″, 21 cm x 21 cm
Published by Gallery Kei, Kyoto

-Before Cotton, by Kei Kawasaki
-Cotton and Japan, by Stephen Szczepanek
-with an introduction by Diane Durston, Curator of Culture, Art and Education at the Portland Japanese Garden and an afterword by Kei Kawasaki

with brief sections on:

Before Cotton:
Ohyo/ Elm
Shina/ Linden
Fuji/ Wisteria
Shi-fu/ Paper
Tafu/ Paper Mulberry
Kuzu/ Kudzu
Bahsho/ Banana
Asa/ Hemp and Ramie
Okuso/ Hemp Waste

After Cotton:
Sashiko Kotatsufuton
-Zanshi-ori Futonji
-Boro Futonji
-Boro Yogi
-Sakiori Hanten
-Boro Noragi
-Boro Momohiki
-Boro Maekake
-Sashiko Zokin



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  1. Comment by velma:

    i highly recommend this catalog. beautifully presented.

    November 22, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

  2. Comment by paula:

    for anyone who reads this blog it’s a must!

    November 27, 2011 @ 11:00 am

  3. Comment by linda summers:

    i drove three hours to get to this exhibit. it was worth every minute. thank you so much for coming to the west coast. i have always wanted to come to brooklyn, so it was a treat to see things here.

    November 30, 2011 @ 11:16 am

  4. Comment by Elisabet:

    The catalog arrived yesterday and I love it! However, the cost for shipping and handling, 48 dollars, was a bit too high.

    December 3, 2011 @ 2:21 am