• Short Summary

    THE AGE-OLD ARTISTRY OF JAPAN HAS COME LONDON THIS WEEK IN AN UNUSUAL EXHIBITION AT WOODSTOCK GALLERY -- THE WORK OF ONE OF THE FEW JAPANESE NOW ABLE TO DESIGN AND PRINT TEXTILES.

  • Description

    THE AGE-OLD ARTISTRY OF JAPAN HAS COME LONDON THIS WEEK IN AN UNUSUAL EXHIBITION AT WOODSTOCK GALLERY -- THE WORK OF ONE OF THE FEW JAPANESE NOW ABLE TO DESIGN AND PRINT TEXTILES.

    MRS TAKA KIMURA, WHO'S LIVED IN THE LONDON SUBURB OF CROYDON FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, IS ONE OF JAPAN'S MOST FAMOUS DESIGNERS IN HER FIELD.

    SHE STILL EMPLOYS THE TRADITIONAL METHODS, HANDED DOWN IN HER FAMILY OVER THE CENTURIES AT HER TOWN, KYOTO.

    MRS KIMURA IS ESSENTIALLY A HOME WORKER, AND DOESN'T MAINTAIN A SPECIAL STUDIO FOR HER INTRICATE STYLING.

    DESIGNING AND PRINTING TEXTILES IS A DELICATE AND SKILLED PROCESS, TAKING AT TIMES UP TO FOUR DAYS TO COMPLETE ONE PATTERN.

    SOME OF MRS KIMURA'S DESIGNS ARE APPLIED TO KIMONOES COSTING UPWARDS OF GBP100 STERLING.

    THE WORK INVOLVES THE SMEARING OF A WAX OUTLINE ON AREAS OF THE CLOTH NOT NEEDED FOR PRINTING. THEN, MRS KIMURA PAINSTAKINGLY GOES AHEAD WITH HER INDIVIDUAL PAINTED DESIGNS.

    MRS. KIMURA IS NOTED ONLY FOR HER KIMONO DESIGNS, BUT ALSO FOR THE ADVICE SHE'S GIVEN TO JAPANESE WOMEN, YOUNG AND OLD ON FASHION. HER HINTS COVER BOTH THE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE STYLES, AND WESTERN DESIGNS.

    SHE'S BEEN STUDYING BRITISH TEXTILES DESIGNS AND PRINTING METHODS WHILE IN BRITAIN, AND CONSIDERS THAT THESE DO NOT DIFFER GREATLY FROM THOSE OF JAPAN.

    BUT HER SOLO EXHIBITION IN LONDON IS SERVING TO REVIVE INTEREST IN A CENTURIES-OLD JAPANESE ART NOW LARGELY BYPASSED BY MODERN TECHNIQUES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPDAGIWUHPWB9SSWIRH2BIMNP
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPDAGIWUHPWB9SSWIRH2BIMNP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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