2014.07.19

GALLERYFUKUMISHIMURA’s extra holiday and summer holiday

GALLERY  FUKUMI SHIMURA

We are afraid our gallery is going to be closed from Monday, 21st, July to Thursday, 24th, July.

Also, we are going to be closed for summer holiday from Thursday, 4th, August to Sunday, 17th of August.

Since Monday, 18th is our regular closing day, we are going to be open from Tuesday, 19th of August and we are going to be in business as usual.

We appreciate your kind understanding.

2014.07.02

Notice of the Exhibition, ‘Yoshimasa Tsuchiya meets Shimura’s colours’

From Monday (National holiday), 15, Sep, 2014 to Monday, 28, Sep, 2014

Time: 10:00 am ~ 18:00 pm (Until 16:00pm Last Day)

Venue: GALLERY FUKUMISHIMURA

Collaborative exhibition by Yoshimasa Tsuchiya and Fukumi and Yoko Shimura. Yoshimasa Tsuchiya is known for his tranquil wood carving works of animals and Buddha.

Tsuchiya produces forms from a piece of wood and Shimura dye threads with the wood chips which came out in the process of Tsuchiya’s work. Shapes and Colours, which were born from the same tree, and the humans in the same space resonant. This is a new trial exhibition going beyond categories of art.

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(c)Alessandra Maria Bonanotte, Courtesy of KYURYUDO

Yoshimasa Tsuchiya

Wood carving artist. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, he studied the classical techniques and recovery of the art pieces of Buddhism art in the department of fine arts focusing on conservation of cultural treasure. He completed a doctor’s course in the same subject. Using Japanese cypress and camphor as materials, he released wood carved works with crystal eyes. He is known for magical art style using existing animals such as a horse, sheep and others as motifs, and also using mythical animals, such as unicorns, a griffins, and mermaids as motifs, and his works have been used for many bookbinding designs.

2014.06.22

Fukumi Shimura receives Kyoto Prize

Article from Kyotoshinbun Newspaper

Kyoto Prize Awarded to Shimura, Two Others

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The Inamori Foundation (Kazuo Inamori, President) announced on June 20 the recipients of the 2014 Kyoto Prize for contributions to scientific, cultural and spiritual advancement.
Selected in the Arts and Philosophy category was dyeing and weaving artist and tsumugi kimono Holder of Important Intanglible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) designee Fukumi Shimura of Ukyo-ku, Kyoto (related article on page 26).
In the Advanced Technology category, biomedical engineer Dr. Robert Samuel Langer of the United States was selected for his development work in fabrication of tissue using molecular materials, and internal drug delivery system technologies.
In the Basic Sciences category, theoretical physicist Dr. Edward Witten of the United States was chosen for his major contributions to the development of mathematics and physics in the field of superstring theory.
Recognizing the beauty of tsumugi, the kimono of the common folk, Ms. Shimura used threads colored exclusively with vegetable dyes to intricately weave tsumugi into works of art. In 2013, Ms. Shimura and her daughter and dyeing and weaving artist Yoko founded the private school Ars Shimura, where, in addition to teaching techniques, they strive to convey the values of living harmoniously with nature.
The award ceremony will be held on November 10 at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Sagyo-ku, Kyoto. Each recipient will be presented with a medal and 50 million Yen cash prize.

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Kyoto Prize Awarded to Shimura, Two Others

The Inamori Foundation (Kazuo Inamori, President) announced on June 20 the recipients of the 2014 Kyoto Prize for contributions to scientific, cultural and spiritual advancement.
Selected in the Arts and Philosophy category was dyeing and weaving artist and tsumugi kimono Holder of Important Intanglible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) designee Fukumi Shimura of Ukyo-ku, Kyoto (related article on page 26).
In the Advanced Technology category, biomedical engineer Dr. Robert Samuel Langer of the United States was selected for his development work in fabrication of tissue using molecular materials, and internal drug delivery system technologies.
In the Basic Sciences category, theoretical physicist Dr. Edward Witten of the United States was chosen for his major contributions to the development of mathematics and physics in the field of superstring theory.
Recognizing the beauty of tsumugi, the kimono of the common folk, Ms. Shimura used threads colored exclusively with vegetable dyes to intricately weave tsumugi into works of art. In 2013, Ms. Shimura and her daughter and dyeing and weaving artist Yoko founded the private school Ars Shimura, where, in addition to teaching techniques, they strive to convey the values of living harmoniously with nature.
The award ceremony will be held on November 10 at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Sagyo-ku, Kyoto. Each recipient will be presented with a medal and 50 million Yen cash prize.

2014.06.18

Fukumi Shimura will be in the TV show called “Sunday Museum”

“Sunday Museum Special”

 

“Colour calendar of Kyoto”

Dyeing and weaving artist, Fukumi Shimura’s daily life  From winter to spring

Beautiful colours which arrive in each season. Fukumi Shimura has been making colourful kimonos and dying threads with plants for half a century.

Visual history of “Colours” produced by Fukumi Shimura’s hands.

The sequel broadcasted during New Year’s holiday season.

 

Cast: Dyeing and weaving artist ・・・ Fukumi Shimura, Narration: Kimiko Amari

There will be a preview on 22nd of June at the end of the show.

Sunday, 29th June, 9:00 ~ 10:00

Sunday, 6th July  20:00 ~ 21:00 (Rerun)

※Extended version with 60 minutes

 

“Colour calendar of Kyoto”

Dyeing and weaving artist, Fukumi Shimura’s daily life  From winter to spring

Date for broadcast remains the same

Sunday, 29th, June, 9:00-10:00

Sunday, 6th, July 20:00-21:00 (Rerun)

※Extended version with 60 minutes

2014.06.08

Notice of changing schedule of Ars Shimura’s Workshop

Course1 Dyeing experience for parents and children

Date: Tuesday, 29th, July, Wednesday, 30th, July, 2014   13:30 ~ approximately 16:00 (excluding 31st of July)

Course3 Dyeing silk ‘Obiage’ (a bustle for an obi) and ‘Obijime’ (banding for an obi)

Date: Saturday, 2nd, Tuesday, 5th, Wednesday, 6th       10:30~ approximately16:00(we added 2nd of August)

2014.04.25

Notice for lectures by Fukumi Shimura and Yoko Shimura

Koriyama City Municipal Museum First ARTTAKE in 2014

Lecture The colour of life, The life of colour

There exist many different types of colours in the nature. Each colour has become the colour of Japan by merging into words.

Colours glow, fade, and live. The talk is about profound feelings for the colours

◉Lecturer

Fukumi Shimura

Yoko Shimura

◉Date and time  2:00pm, Saturday, 24th, May, 2014 ◉Venue   Koriyama Municipal Museum Multipurpose Studio ◉Quota of Audience  180 ( Reservation required ) ◉Admission free web 講演会  

Koriyama Municipal Museum First ARTTAKE in 2014

Lecture The colour of life, The life of colour

There exist many different types of colours in nature. Each colour has become the colour of Japan by merging into words.

Colours glow, fade, and live. The talk is about profound feelings for the colours

Lecturer Fukumi Shimura Dyeing and Weaving Artist

 

◉Application◉ ●Please send application to the following address either by a postcard, a fax message, or an e-mail by Saturday, 10th, May. ●The postcard must arrive before Saturday, 10th, May. ●Please write down “ ARTTAKE” in the subject column if you send the application by fax or e-mail. ●1 application can be for 2 participants.

Items should be mentioned 1. Postal Code 2. Address 3. Name・Gender・Age 4. Telephone Number 5. Number of participants

*If there are 2 people applying, please write down the name, gender, and age of the both people. ●When there are more than the decided number of applications, we will draw a lot and inform you of the result by post. ●Address

Application by postcard

“ARTTAKE Application”

Koriyama Municipal Museum

130-2 Aza Oyaji, Yasuhara-cho, Koriyama-city, Fukushima Prefecture,

Zip Code 963-0666

Fax number: 024-956-2350 E-mail: bijutsukan@city.coriyama.fukushima.jp

●Contact Koriyama Municipal Museum “ARTTAKE” Tel: 024-956-2200

 

2014.04.25

Notice for lectures by Fukumi Shimura and Yoko Shimura

Koriyama City Municipal Museum First ARTTAKE in 2014

Lecture  The colour of life, The life of colour 

There exist many different types of colours in the nature. Each colour has become the colour of Japan by merging into words.

Colours glow, fade, and live. The talk is about profound feelings for the colours

 

◉Lecturer

        Fukumi Shimura

        Yoko Shimura

◉Date and time                2:00pm, Saturday, 24th, May, 2014

◉Venue                            Koriyama Municipal Museum Multipurpose Studio

◉Quota of Audience        180 ( Reservation required )

◉Admission free

web 講演会

 Koriyama Municipal Museum  First ARTTAKE in 2014

Lecture  The colour of life, The life of colour

There exist many different types of colours in nature. Each colour has become the colour of Japan by merging into words.

Colours glow, fade, and live. The talk is about profound feelings for the colours

Lecturer  Fukumi Shimura   Dyeing and Weaving Artist

 

◉Application◉

 

● Please send application to the following address either by a postcard, a fax message, or an e-mail by Saturday, 10th, May.

● The postcard must arrive before Saturday, 10th, May.

● Please write down “ ARTTAKE” in the subject column if you send the application by fax or e-mail.

● 1 application can be for 2 participants.

Items should be mentioned 1. Postal Code 2. Address 3. Name・Gender・Age 4. Telephone Number 5.  Number of participants

*If there are 2 people applying, please write down the name, gender, and age of the both people.

● When there are more than the decided number of applications, we will draw  a lot and inform you of the result by post.

● Address

Application by postcard

“ARTTAKE Application”

Koriyama Municipal Museum

130-2 Aza Oyaji, Yasuhara-cho, Koriyama-city, Fukushima Prefecture,

Zip Code 963-0666

Fax number: 024-956-2350   E-mail: bijutsukan@city.coriyama.fukushima.jp

● Contact  Koriyama Municipal Museum “ARTTAKE”  Tel: 024-956-2200

2014.04.11

“Reprinted Version Joy of weaving for mothers and children”

Joy of weaving for mothers and children” first edition is going to be published.

They are on sale at our gallery, too.

 

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I had always wished to share the joy of weaving with children because I have always believed that weaving can strengthen the ties between a mother and a child and cultivate sensitivity.

From “For the reprinted version” Fukumi Shimura

2014.03.14

Exhibition presented by two artists, Fukumi Shimura and Yoko Shimura

To the beautiful country of water and fire

Exhibition of Two Artists, Fukumi Shimura and Yoko Shimura

We are going to present an exhibition by a mother and a daughter, Fukumi Shimura (A Living National Treasure), who breathes life into every thread, and express the changes of plant colours, and creates artistic fabric, and Yoko Shimura, who has been fascinated by making Indigo dye, and who pursues the goal to make fabric which is original and innovative, in Kumamoto. Kumamoto is a capital of water, forests, and nature, cultivated by Mt. Aso. Please visit and enjoy the expressions of weavings emerging from lights, and also enjoy the lively sensation and elaborately designed works.

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Duration: From Wed, 19th, March to Tue, 25th, March

Venue: Tsuruya

2014.02.27

Information for Hina Doll’s exhibition by Fukumi Shimura

Schedule  Mon, 3rd, March ~ Fri, 14th, March ( open everyday ) 11:00 ~18:00

Venue Aso Bijutsu ( Aso Art )

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Fukumi Shimura Exhibition

Mon, 3rd, March, 2014 ~ Fri, 14th, March, 2014

11:00am ~ 18:00pm (Open everyday)

At Aso Bijutsu ( Aso Art )

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Hinagata ( Hina Dolls’ exhibition )

It seems that Hinagata ( Hina Doll shaped cutouts )  originates from ‘Katashiro’, cutouts shaped like human bodies used in incantations in ancient times.

Hinagata represents ‘ small items’ , ‘ cute little things ’and they have been loved by many people.

The form, ‘ Hinagata ’is the most Japanese-like representation which has been refined by the long history, tradition, and time.

I have come to think about expressing myself by placing clothes in molds.

I am sincerely looking forward to your visits.

Fukumi Shimura

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