I didn't know that the Japanese government was publishing these books about Japan. There is an issue on Japanese textiles. You can find an article on some Canadian silk farmer on page 28 of this month's issue.
I've been here so long I am sort of lost at what advice to give travellers to Japan. These books seem to have some good ideas.
The spring ten-day workshops are underway.
Group one left a few days back. The weather was perfect. Everyone got along well. A lot of creativity and kindnesses exchanged. The food was overwhelming with Hiro in the kitchen and on barbecue duty.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you Karen, Sonia, Susanne, Rosey, Edita, Shree, Jean, Nathalie. The house is lonely without you.
We were all honoured to have master stencil maker/dyer Akemi Cohn to drop by for a day and help with netting the stencil homework. She was in Japan for a visit and made the journey out to the house to help. Check out Akemi's work here: Akemi's Website