Studio Suyo

Here in Osaka Suyo has a weaving and dyeing studio. She runs workshops for community groups and organises community festival events.. Who does she sound like? Kanji also works there. image image image image image

Japanese Painting

Screens of gold and silver.   Incredible beauty.

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This exhibition was Japanese artists who were influenced by European arts. 1890  onwards. We are talking cezanne, Picasso ….

Kiyoko and myself at the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Kiyoko and myself at the Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

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In search of trees

The Autumn trees are just beginning to turn. It is very popular to watch as much as cherry blossom. It is predicted mid November in Kansai. Snow already in Hokkaido!

Expo 70 Park
Expo 70 Park

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Downtown Osaka

The lovelies Mia & Suyo
The lovelies Mia & Suyo

City life. Osaka. Wonderful apartment. Met by Haruka & Mia. My host is Suyo a Textile & Community Artist. Subway map in colours made for an artist! I have found my feet and off…….

View from Apartment
View from Apartment
Osaka subway
Osaka subway
Osaka Main Station.
Osaka Main Station.

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Making and Preparing

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Mary’s bookbinding class. It’s a treasure trove of knowledge and skills. I created these sketcbooks and bound them with Japanese material from Suyo Ito and fancy paper from Nora. Nora came from Rotterdam to South Devon for three weeks, she found me through arts & ecology on the web. We had a fun time walking and talking arts in our community.   Making helps me develop creative ideas.