Join the JICC as we open our special spring exhibition, Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan, with a demonstration and lecture by the acclaimed Komada family!
Displaying meticulous craftsmanship, netsuke (pronounced netz-kay) began as purely functional accessories but grew in popularity as examples of the eccentric fashion of Edo period Japan (17c-19c). Contemporary netsuke artist Ryushi Komadaand author Makiko Komada are a father-daughter team specializing in the art of netsuke and okimono (statuettes).
Makiko Komada will provide an overview of netsuke’s origins, international nature, and their charming role in the Japan-U.S. relationship. This will be followed by an artist talk and demonstration by third-generation sculptor, Ryushi Komada. Although known for his figure work, Ryushi's true talent lies in etching expressive faces on small, walnut-sized carvings. To learn more, please visit our website!
Registration is required for this event.
You are invited to
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan
1150 18th Street Northwest
Washington DC 20036 US