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Wearing the Earth

Contributed by David Surtasky Photographs by David Surtasky Japanese Textiles and the Art of Sculpting Kimono, Theatre Nohgaku’s Costume Workshop (Pt.1) From a distance the pattern isn’t clear, only on close examination is the detail apparent. This theme is resonant … Continue reading

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2012 Costume Workshop video highlights.

Here is some highlight video of the 2012 TN Costume Workshop held in Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan. It features clips from the lecture component, various field trips to master artisans as well as the culminating trip to the Oshima Nohgakudo … Continue reading

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Handcrafted

Contributed by David Surtasky After listening to and participating in the recent costume workshop, one can’t help but be struck by the high degree of skill, artistry and craftsmanship brought to bear in order to allow a single shite actor … Continue reading

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Day Two – Layer upon layer.

Our focus on Thursday was looking at the successive layering that happens in many sorts of upper garments. From the foundation weave which contains the base layer and color and defines the drape and form (potentially containing repetitive patterns) to … Continue reading

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