Honma-san's incredible studio.
[here's her website page about making paper, enjoy!]
all those years ago in a box container at my hanji teacher's mill. I had wanted this book since then, and now it's mine! I got so many little things to give as gifts when I return, but it's hard to imagine parting with any right now. That's fine. Sometimes it takes time before you can let go.
Tomorrow: more visit with Richard and Paul! I figure, I missed the paper museum AND the big paper store, so why not just repeat what I know is good. Plus, the latter is a visit for me to give a jiseung lesson, so I like to think I'm giving back.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Sind and meet Ryoko and Richard. This piece of his is outrageously gorgeous, an old saw on paper.
Emiko Nakano also joined us. This is one of her pieces, made from pages of old account books.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It's very warm in here because he's raising these:
Today: got off the plane, got my luggage, got my rental phone, took a late train out, called the ryokan because I didn't understand the directions I had so they actually just came all the way out to meet me at the train stop, and then met the first person for my research trip. She was an exchange student in high school years ago in Columbus during the Vietnam War. So fascinating, having this half day with her. She took me to see an 80-yo washi teacher who has so much more energy than me and I saw the most amazing facility and learned so much and got amazing gifts and all that I will expand on later.
It's already overflowing!