Special exhibition "Checks and Stripes" at ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum

Update: September 27, 2017

A special exhibition, "Checks and Stripes," is underway at the ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum between Sept. 12, and Nov. 10.

On display at this exhibition are a total of 113 items. They include textiles such as "Tamba-nuno" (Tamba cloth) and "kuzuito orinuno" (waste-yarn woven cloth) as well as kimono made of "uchiori" (fabrics woven with homespun silk threads) and dyed-and-woven products such as "furoshiki" wrapping cloth used by ordinary people in their daily lives and children's kimono. Also among the exhibits are ceramics with vertical stripes and "ukiyoe" woodblock prints in which striped kimonos are depicted. The exhibition shows not only weaving techniques and the beauty of patterns but also the charms of checks and stripes long loved by Japanese people.


Students on the Curatorial Training Program were involved in the preparation of the exhibition. They are providing guided tours as part of their projects to complete the course. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Natsuko Tanaka, a fourth-year student in the College of Liberal Arts, was showing visitors around, talking about the appeal of the exhibits while looking a little nervous.

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