Saturday, February 20, 2:00 – 4:00PM at Greenwich Public Library Kirie, The Traditional Japanese Graphic Art
Kirie workshop card, Shu Kubo, and one of his works
Shu Kubo, a Kirie
artist, visited the tri-state area under the sponsorship of the
Japanese Government Agency of Cultural Affairs. He presented a lecture,
demonstration, and workshop on Kirie.
Shu Kubo exhibited two of his
works: a blooming plum tree and a samari. He lays out washi
(Japanese paper) on a rubber
sheet and uses small knives to patiently cut out his intricate original
designs. Many layers of colored paper are used in this process
and days are required to complete even a small picture. The
finished product is of such quality that it is not obvious that it was
created by cutting
Using a 10X model knife to explain how to cut kirie
We were given the opportunity
create a simple Kirie greeting card of
Mt. Fuji or a rose in the workshop. We thank Director Nicky Achiwa for
coordinating this program for JSFC.
Shu Kubo does a weekly column for the Sankei
Express newspaper in Japan and has prepared some special kirie pictures
of New York City during his extended visit to the United States.
He has also prepared the artwork for the commemorative postage stamps
Japan issues for the New Year celebration.
Coverage in Greenwich Time
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