Two weeks in Japan! Two weeks of SAORI inspiration! Two weeks with my friend Laura (of SAORI Studio LA)! What a wonderful time I had.
I have been trying for 4 years to get back to Japan and I finally made it. So much fun, so much SAORI – but I wish I could have stayed longer!
Imagine – an anniversary party for SAORI no Mori with over 100 people attending – all wearing SAORI. Wow.
Seeing Misao Jo again – now at 101 years old and many of the Jo families – generations of SAORI weavers. Also meeting other weavers and staff at the studio – all such wonderful, warm and fun people!
Learning more about SAORI, weaving, a clothing design class with the master clothing designer Masako and more.
I’ve been posting lots of photos on Instagram and Facebook and have neglected the blog. Apologies!
The Blossom Banner created at the Blossom Festival and finished at the studio has headed off to Hiroshima for SAORI Peace Weave 2014.
I’m now back at home, at my studio and looking forward to a SAORI Kai, SAORI workshops, classes and retreats including the Loom Dancer Weaving Odyssey retreat here in July with 10 people!
I’ll be writing more often – see you soon.
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