Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Bookstore In commemoration of the publication of “Kusaki Voice”, which spun the words of Fukumi Shimura, a dyeing and weaving artist who is a living national treasure, the “Voice of Kusaki – Spring Kotobure -” exhibition will

Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. (CCC ART LAB)
[Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Bookstore] In commemoration of the publication of “Kusaki Voice”, which spun the words of Fukumi Shimura, a dyeing and weaving artist who is a living national treasure, the “Voice of Kusaki – Spring Kotobure -” exhibition will be held from Sunday, January 15th.

Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Bookstore (1st floor of ROHM Theater Kyoto Park Plaza, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City) announced that in November 2022, the book “Voice of Kusagi” based on the lyrics of Fukumi Shimura, a textile artist, was released. In commemoration of this, the exhibition “Sounds of Kusaki-Haru no Kotobure-” will be held from January 15th (Sun) to February 9th (Thursday), 2023. Focusing on related book sales, we will introduce Shimura’s woven world of colors along with small items, colored threads, and photographs published in books.
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“Plants provide all their roots, stems, leaves and skins, and send their spirits into the world as colors.”
– Fukumi Shimura
Based on the words of Fukumi Shimura, a dyer and living national treasure, Shoji Shimura, representative of Atelier Shimura, writes about her thoughts on dyeing and weaving every day. This book, which has been serialized for 43 times since September 2020 on the Kyoto Shimbun digital media “THE KYOTO”, is colored by photography by photographer Yoko Taguchi. It is finished in a beautiful book by “French binding”.
This time, the exhibition “Sounds of Kusaki – Spring Kotobure -” will focus on books related to Fukumi Shimura, beautiful photos and dyes used in the new book, Atelier Shimura’s textile accessories that make you feel the arrival of spring, We will exhibit and sell stoles, Yoko Taguchi’s acrylic prints, etc.
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Photo: Yoko Taguchi, Source: THE KYOTO
About Atelier Shimura
Atelier Shimura is a dyeing and weaving brand by next-generation craftsmen, led by Masashi Shimura, the grandson of dyer Fukumi Shimura. People who are fascinated by the colorful world of plants gather at workshops in Kyoto and Tokyo to create one-of-a-kind products. While inheriting rich ideas through dyeing and weaving, the workshop continues to make new attempts every day, such as creating a place for cultural experiences centered on dyeing and weaving, exploring ways to make life more beautiful and appropriate for the times.
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Introduction of photographer Yoko Taguchi
Yoko Taguchi
Born in Osaka in 1975, moved to Kyoto when he entered university. Studied under photographer Takao Inoue. Focusing on Kyoto, he continues to carefully capture the atmosphere of Japan every day, and publishes photographs and texts in magazines, newspapers, and books. A member of the Japan Professional Photographers Association.
Co-authored “Kyo no Iro”.
Book/product introduction
1. Photo Essay “Voice of Kusaki”
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The Kyoto Shimbun digital media “THE KYOTO” has published “Kusaki no Koe” serialized 43 times from September 2020 to August 2022. Based on Fukumi Shimura’s words, along with colorful photos by Kyoto-based photographer Yoko Taguchi, Shoji Shimura, the representative of Atelier Shimura, writes about his thoughts on dyeing and weaving. When making a book, the sentences were revised and newly selected photos. We also have a dialogue between Mr. Taguchi and Mr. Masashi Shimura. “Voice of plants”
Lyrics by Fukumi Shimura
Written by Masashi Shimura
Photo by Yoko Taguchi
Book cover: Kaoru Kasai, Yoko Nakamoto
Published by Kyoto Shimbun Publishing Center
Price 2,970 yen (tax included)
A5 size, Temporary French binding (hand pasted), full color, 192 pages 2. A small window of cracks – Fukumi Shimura small crack collection box [Image 5d58854-478-719ffbc3986495408917-7.jpg&s3=58854-478-d8e8cccaf3182c869c515752e335d985-1083x691.jpg
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This is a collection box made into data and made into a card by Fukumi Shimura, a dyeing and weaving artist, for her original work “Kagi no Hako” (Shikosha, 1984). Kogire was created by Fukumi Shimura in her 50s, when she was at her most mature as an artist. There are a total of 50 small split cards, all in a special collection box. Textures and colors are printed vividly just like the real thing. The box, which is designed to be displayed as a display, is black with a matte texture, and will make each work stand out.
Contents: 50 cards + enclosed paper with table of contents
Box size: Length 220mm x Width 205mm x Depth 32mm, Window part Length 119mm x Width 110mm
Card size: Length 209mm x Width 193mm
Material: Paper
Crack: by Fukumi Shimura Publisher: atelier shimura
Price: 8,800 yen (tax included)
3. Small tear stamp book
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Each one is a one-of-a-kind book bound by hand, making the most of the precious kogire on the cover. It is a refill type that allows you to replace only the notebook part after use, so you can enjoy it as an album or a travel diary. Comes with a convenient cloth bag for carrying when you go out.
Materials: Koire (100% silk), cover (cloth), text paper (new torinoko) Size: Width 12.3 x Height 18.2 x Thickness 2 cm
Price: From 13,200 yen (tax included)
4. Business card holder
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Add rich colors to the place where you meet people. It’s a smart size that fits in your bag or jacket pocket, but it can fit about 20 business cards. As a familiar item that you can carry around every day. This is also one point.
Material: 100% silk
Size: Width 11.9 x Length 6.7 x Thickness 0.7cm
Price: 13,200 yen (tax included)
5, color matching stole
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Color-matching stoles from Atelier Shimura, who are experimenting with various “firsts” through color exploration and color-matching. The refreshing thread that melts into the air creates a soft and light impression. Atelier Shimura uses an original thread developed by Mr. Kondo of Taisho Spinning Co., Ltd., who is called a “thread magician”, and Atelier Shimura’s “color” is maximized by hand-weaving each thread one by one. It is a stole that is extremely useful and has excellent functionality.
Material: 65% silk, 35% organic cotton, handwoven
Size: Approx. 59 x 200 cm (including 7 cm fringes on each side) Price: 42,900 yen (tax included)
About sales
Sales will begin at 8:00 on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Bookstore.
Some products will also be sold online. Please check the special feature page for details.
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“Voices of Kusaki – Kotobure of Spring -”
Period|Sunday, January 15, 2023-Thursday, February 9, 8:00-20:00 Venue|Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Bookstore GALLERY EN Shelf
Organizer|Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Bookstore
Inquiries | 075-754-0008 (during business hours)
*The end date is subject to change.
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We have books and miscellaneous goods carefully selected by our concierge under the themes of “art” and “living in Japan,” befitting the culture and international city of Kyoto. You can read a book while drinking coffee in the cultural space adjacent to the theater, museum, and park, or enjoy the art and craft galleries.
Address: 〒606-8342 13 Okazaki Saishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture ROHM Theater Kyoto Park Plaza 1F
Phone number|075-754-0008
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