The Japan Information Center of San Francisco is offering a unique opportunity to see firsthand the works of a master craftsman. Yasuo Nakajima is a Japanese artist and fourth-generation indigo dyeing master of the Bushu Nakajima Konya, the family-owned dyeing studio established in 1837. Nakajima has been designated by the Saitama Prefecture as "a holder of intangible culture treasure and technology in indigo dyeing." He has served as an Artist in Residence for the Textiles Program of the California College of the Arts, and continues to produce artwork while training apprentices. The "Japan Blue" exhibit will include ten works, including tapestry and a kimono. It opens June 19th and runs through August 3rd, with an opening reception on June 19th from 6 pm to 7:50 pm, featuring a presentation by the master himself. Admission is free. Check out the flyer below, and go here for further information.
Japan Blue by Yasuo Nakajima
The Japan Information Center
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200 | Map
San Francisco, CA 94105
Exhibition Dates: June 19th, 2012 (Tuesday) August 3rd, 2012 (Friday)