Loading Events
This event has passed.

Melodies of Shining Silk: Japanese Embroidery by Shizuka Kusano
February 15 – March 14
Free Admission
Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 12-5pm
Closed on Sundays and Presidents’ Day (2/17)

Pre-Opening Event: Meet the Artist
Friday, February 14 @7pm

Light refreshments will be served.

Embroidery was initially introduced into Japan from China together with Buddhism. It became open to the merchant class culture in the Edo period. As the clothing arts flourished, advanced dyeing and weaving techniques were used to create kimonos and kimono sashes. Today, a variety of materials are available, enabling various expressions depending on individual originality and ingenuity.

Shizuka Kusano, one of the most admired and recognized textile artists in Japan today, showcases contemporary art pieces based on 1500 year-old traditional embroideries inspired by Japanese poetry, literature and art.

Related Events:

Hand Embroidery with Shizuka Kusano & Shizuka Kusano Trunk Show
Craft Contemporary
5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Saturday, February 15 & Sunday, February 16


February 15
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:


The Japan Foundation LA
5700 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 100
Miracle Mile, CA 90036 United States
Google Map