Thursday, 17 November 2016

Reiko Domon of Yuza Sashiko Guild wins award

We had some exciting news via Reiko Domon's brother in law Yasui Tokumasa last week.  Her quilts have won the Minister of Education Award at the Japan Handcraft Association's exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.  The photo above shows Reiko (left) at the exhibition with her sister Shoko and one of her winning quilts, which I am sure many of you will recognise from earlier blog posts.

Izumi Sato posted the newspaper cutting above on Facebook.

Congratulations Reiko!  Her work is superb.

When Yuza Sashiko showed their work at the Loch Lomond Quilt Show in 2014, Reiko included this quilt.

Details of her amazing sashiko stitching.  Reiko has taken traditional hitomezashi patterns from Yuza-machi but arranged them to fan outwards in circles.

Her adaptation of traditional sashiko in this way is so beautiful.  You need to understand how the patterns work very well to be able to play with them like this.

Yuza Sashiko will also be exhibiting work at the Yamagata Exhibition of Excellence (Yamagata no Iimono Tenji) on Saturday.  I hope someone will post photos from that too.


Mary DeRay said...

Thank you Susan for sharing the photos, Reiko Domon is truly a master of sashiko and design. I have been a follower of sashiko and Japanese textiles for several years and was fortunate to fulfill a dream of seeing the Tokyo Quilt Festival in January 2016, a 10 day textile tour. One special highlight was going to studio/museum of Akie Ginza. I came home inspired to become more proficient in my sashiko work.

Susan Briscoe said...

Hi Mary,
The quilt festival is wonderful - glad you had a chance to see it. We are going again in January and have also scheduled in a visit to Akie Ginza's sashiko centre. I must find where I put her book and see if she will sign it for me. Her sashiko is a different style but the various styles are one of the things that makes sashiko so interesting.