A trip to the gallery

Language difficulties

It is so difficult to view a Japanese site using Google and I have to use Google so that I can have them BADLY translated.  I came across a reference to a Kogin stitching competition that was held this month (I think).  From what I can gather it will be in the Amuse Museum in Toyoko.  All that aside, there was a reference to the work of a "Mr Kamata Hikariten" and some illustrations of his work.  Lots of curves.

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And the other images show some fantastic work.

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It is so frustrating just getting glimpses of this work and not being about to find out more.  I suppose that's how the other 80% of net users who do not speak English feel as well.


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Carolyn Foley

This is what is called ’silver stab’. It is from a region where they use a few intense patterns densely. He has used those traditional patterns in a totally different way.


I spent a couple of hours last night trying to find more information for you. I'm sorry I only found that Mr Kamata died in 2013 at the age of 86. His work is not easy to find in spite of it being listed here and there (according to Kogin-net's Iemasa Yamahata.
The exhibition you mention was held in Hirosaki Aomori, and Tokyo, he says, but I can find no information about when and where in Tokyo.

Carolyn Foley

Thanks Queenie, I think the exhibition in Toyko was at the Amuse Museum. I really like Mr Kamata’s work and it makes me wonder just who else is doing things in Japan that we never hear about.

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