Sunday, February 13, 2022 | 11:00AM – 6:00PM (Additional Dates Available)
KUMIHIMO | The Art of Japanese Silk Braiding by DOMYO
Sunday, February 13, 2022 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, (Additional Dates)
Japan House | 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The tradition of kumihimo began in Japan in the sixth century in the Imperial Court and Buddhist temples, and by the ninth century, during the Heian period (794–1185), it reached its golden age. Braided silk cords of many styles and patterns were used for aristocratic costumes, interior furnishings and decorations, musical instruments, and religious equipment for temples and shrines.
UMIHIMO: The Art of Japanese Silk Braiding by DOMYO is the first exhibition in the United States to explore the history and art of Japanese silk braiding, or kumihimo (“braided cords”). The JAPAN HOUSE touring exhibition is produced by Yusoku Kumihimo Domyo (Domyo), a Tokyo-based company that has been making braided silk cords by hand since 1652.