BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! Arimatus-Narumi Shibori: Celebrating 400 Years of Japanese Artisan Design.
In 1608 eight formerly farming families in Japan settled along a stretch of the Tokaido or ‘eastern sea road’ connecting Kyoto and Osaka to the new capital, Edo, now Tokyo. Taking up handicraft, they developed a peasant textile industry, initially mimicking the fine silk Shibori techniques found in Kyoto and ultimately developing their own methods and techniques for working with silk and cotton fabrics to create magnificent designs for summer and winter clothing and home decoration. Narumi joined in with the neighboring village of Arimatsu to create a cottage industry that would eventually grow to be known worldwide as “Arimatsu-Narumi Shibori”.
The Guild of Artisans of Arimatsu and Narumi in collaboration with Studio Galli Productions has released the most comprehensive overview of Shibori available in honor of reaching 400 years of continued production. Each part of the process is meticulously detailed in this sumptuous film, with narrative provided by acclaimed Shibori artist and scholar, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada. Visit studios and workshops to see the Shibori processes demonstrated by the most expert artisans available today. Includes contemporary and historical examples of Shibori textiles hand made by local artisans.
Filmed in Arimatus and Narumi, Japan. Japanese, Spanish and English Sub-titles • Narration by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
1 Disc - 155 minutes