Churashima Textiles-the Magic of Color and Pattern

Saturday, August 10, 2019-Monday, September 23, 2019
※Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.

Lined costume in BINGATA dyeing,
National Treasure: Ryukyu King Sho Family Related Documents,
18th-19th century,
Naha City Museum of History 【Exhibition period:8/27~9/8】

Costume in BINGATA dyeing,
National Treasure: Ryukyu King Sho Family Related Documents
18th-19th century,
Naha City Museum of History 【Exhibition period:8/10~25】

Tanashi with cloud outline, weeping cherry and swallow patterns on a light indigo ground
19th century,
Okinawa Churashima Foundation 【Exhibition period:8/27~9/23】

Watajin with floating chrysanthemum and round fan patterns on an aqua ground; floating chrysanthemum and round fan patterns on a pink ground
19th century,
Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum 【Exhibition period:8/27~9/23】

Tanashi with double ikat patterning on a pink ground
18th-19th century,
Naha City Museum of History 【Exhibition period:8/10~25】

Shiroma Eiki
Watansu with Chinese phoenix, pine, wisteria, riverbank, and bird patterns on a blue ground
c.1955,
Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum 【Exhibition period:8/10~25】

Miezu-cho textile pattern album,
National Treasure: Ryukyu King Sho Family Related Documents,
18th-19th century,
Naha City Museum of History

Before the Meiji Era, Okinawa, popularly known as “Churashima” (beautiful islands)   flourished as the Ryukyu Kingdom, and had a unique and thriving dyeing and weaving culture.This exhibit focuses on woven and dyed goods passed down by the Sho Ryukyu royal dynasty that are national treasures of the highest quality and dyed with Okinawan traditional techniques such as bingata. The notable items on display will include bashofu and jofu (woven fabric of specific plants), and the exhibition will offer new research findings on dyeing various modern works, including by Living National Treasures, and introduce the current state of dyeing and weaving in Okinawa.

Information

Duration Saturday, August 10, 2019-Monday, September 23, 2019
※Some works will be replaced during the exhibition period.
AdmissionGeneral: 500 yen (400 yen); University Students: 400 yen (320 yen); High-School Students/Seniors 60 and Older: 250 yen (200 yen); Elementary/Junior-High-School Students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*Numbers inside parentheses ( ) are admission fees for groups of ten or more and for Shibuya residents.
*Elementary and junior-high-school students are admitted free of charge on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays and during the summer vacation.
*Shibuya residents are admitted free of charge on Fridays.
*Persons with disabilities and up to one attendant are admitted free of charge.
ClosedMondays (except for August 12, September 16 and September 23), August 13 and September 17
Organized by: The Shoto Museum of Art