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2023: Japanese Embroidery: A Journey of Tradition and Innovation (Thousand-Year-Old Technique of Traditional Japanese Embroidery, Nihon Shishu)NEW

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2023: Japanese Embroidery: A Journey of Tradition and Innovation (Thousand-Year-Old Technique of Traditional Japanese Embroidery, Nihon Shishu)
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Date: Sunday, 7 January, 2024       Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 647-6294
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The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition featuring the masterful works of Winter Park resident, Karyn Plater. This exhibition explores the thousand-year-old technique of traditional Japanese embroidery, nihon shishu. Characterized by intricate traditional designs of silk and metallic threads, stitched onto the finest Japanese silk fabric, nihon shishu is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging forms of embroidery.

This exhibition is supported by United Arts of Central Florida and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Aug 29, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024

What is"Nihon shishu"
"Nihon shishu" refers to a traditional Japanese embroidery technique that has a history spanning over a thousand years. In English, it is often translated as "Japanese embroidery." This intricate and highly skilled craft involves creating designs using silk and metallic threads, which are meticulously stitched onto fine Japanese silk fabric.

The art of nihon shishu is characterized by its elaborate and detailed designs, often showcasing traditional motifs and patterns. Practitioners of this embroidery technique pay great attention to precision and craftsmanship. The use of high-quality materials and the labor-intensive nature of the process contribute to making nihon shishu one of the most beautiful and challenging forms of embroidery.

Throughout its long history, nihon shishu has evolved, incorporating various styles and themes, while maintaining its roots in Japanese cultural and artistic traditions. This embroidery technique continues to be appreciated as a form of artistic expression and craftsmanship, and it is often featured in exhibitions and collections dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional Japanese arts.

Japan Exhibit Programming
September 21st, Origami Workshop
October 17th, Kimono Dressing Workshop
November 15-16th, Embroidery Workshop
December 3rd, Family Day

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Sunday, 7 January, 2024

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