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“Plants provide us with the splendid colours that they possess for nothing in return” —Fukumi Shimura, 2014 Kyoto Prize laureates in Arts and Philosophy The exhibition “Shimura Fukumi: Her Vocation to Weave Life” is running at Himeji City Museum of Art in Hyogo prefecture until August 30, 2020. This exhibition explores some 60 years of...
How does human being revere nature and live together? Dyeing and weaving artist Fukumi Shimura and author Michiko Ishimure are fused into new Noh play Okinomiya. Hand in hand, they appealed to the public a dignity of life beyond space and time. NHK production looked deeply into the background before realizing the eventual stage. Shimura’s belief on a color of Noh costume and her approach as she devoted herself into dyeing a cloth is included in the footage.
The Press Conference of new product of Noh “Okinomiya” was held at the workshop: Tsukikobo in Sagano, Kyoto on June 29, 2018. Fukumi Shimura, Dyeing and Weaving Artist, disclosed her remembrance of a writer Michiko Ishimure who was her close friend over 30 years, and exhibited a Noh costume that she newly made as a dedication work for Ishimure.
Ars Shimura Exhibition of the 2016 graduation works “I dye; I weave; I wear” is open to the public at the Kyoto International Community House – Japanese style annex (Higashiyama, Kyoto) from Feb.16 through 19.
Ms. Fukumi Shimura’s Exhibition is started at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. On Feb 2, Japan’s living national treasure and dye artist Fukumi Shimura opened her exhibit titled “Fukumi Shimura – Regression to Boro” at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
Ms. Fukumi Shimura, a dyeing and weaving artist and the 2014 Kyoto Prize laureate in Arts and Philosophy, was selected as a recipient of the Order of Culture. Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi, a molecular cell biologist and the 2012 Kyoto Prize Basic Sciences laureate, was selected as a recipient of the Person of Cultural Merits. Dr. Shigetada Nakanishi who has been guiding Kyoto Prize Selection and Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu also selected as a recipient of the Order of Culture. Awards of Dyeing and Weaving Field and Optical Communication and Technology Field are firstly given historically.
Fukumi Shimura is a dyeing and weaving artist who won the 2014 Kyoto Prize.
Ms. Fukumi Shimura is a dyeing and weaving artist who won the 2014 Kyoto Prize. This visual and sound installation portrays as beautiful her view of the world. The film was presented originally at the Kyoto Prize Workshop in Arts and Philosophy in Kyoto on November 12, 2014 and also at the Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego on March 19, 2015.