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More about Japan…

A big thank you to both Eiji-sensei and Kenzo-sensei and their families for welcoming us and hosting us and for their great generosity. We were very happy to be able to spend time with them…

Saori Japan 2010

… and other weavers at the studio.

Saori Japan 2010

Here are some photos of the Saori no Mori studio (photos of the Osaka/Nakatsu studio can be found on this post). Saori no Mori is where the Saori looms are manufactured and is also a beautiful studio …

Saori Japan 2010

Saori Japan 2010

Saori Japan 2010

…in the forest. Here’s Kenzo-sensei putting up a hammock.

Saori Japan 2010

We were able to spend some time with Misao-sensei and share a meal …

Saori Japan 2010

and to see her weaving (at 97!)…

Saori Japan 2010

Such an amazing opportunity – thank you again to all of the Jo family!

Happy Weaving,
Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

2 replies
  1. Noreen Crone-Findlay
    Noreen Crone-Findlay says:

    Oh, how completely wonderful and wonder filled! I hope that Misao-sensei continues to flourish and that she will be weaving into her next century! May all of us live so long and well! What an inspiration she is!
    I have to admit that I tried to count how many looms there were in the studio… I was awestruck to see so many Saori looms all in one place.
    Bliss….

  2. terri
    terri says:

    Yes indeed she is an inspiration and a wonderful person – and I felt so honoured to be able to share some time with her.

    Many, many looms indeed…….amazing!

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

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