KAAWASHIMA TEXTILE SCHOOL

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About US

 

Greetings

Since opening in 1973, Kawashima Textile School has maintained a policy of accepting students without having to take an entrance exam, or undergoing a previous experience assessment, and without a points per unit system of study. We have continuously educated with focus on the individual student learning weaving, so that each person can have the opportunity to use the techniques and gain the ability to express themself through weaving. Esteemed adult education for Japanese and foreigners.



In this modern world, if one uses cutting edge scientific technology, anything is possible, but everyone admits that the goodness of handwork gives movement to the heart and mind.
At KTS there are substantial facilities for dyeing and weaving, including a variety of looms. It is possible to learn a good balance of traditional techniques and culture, alongside modern textile practices. Very experienced teachers instruct students to enable them to continue independently after graduation.


Teachers' Introductions


SUZUMI NODA Advisor
野田 凉美


2001 - 2005 Part-time Graduate Course Lecturer, Okayama Prefectural University
2006 - 2017 Director, Kawashima Textile School
2012 - 2017 Specially Appointed Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design
2017 - Specially Appointed Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts
Exhibitions
1986 - Gallery Gallery, Kyoto -more than 30 solo exhibitions to date
1997

Fine Art Award, “International Textile Competition,” Kyoto

1999 “International Textile Competition,” Kyoto
2001 Artist in Residence, Melville, Australia
“Contemporary Lace Exhibition,” traveling exhibition, Australia
2002 “Constructed Fabric,” Kobe Fashion Museum
2005 Invited to exhibit at “International Textile Art Biennale,” Lithuania
Invited to exhibit at “International Tapestry and Textile Art Triennale, Belgium
2006

“Milano Salone Satellite,” Italy
Artist in Residence, Curtin University, Australia

Bite Size Exhibition / Daiwa Foundation Japan House

2007

“(ex)Changing Traditions,” Kyoto Art Center



KOZUE YAMAMOTO Director Full-time Instructor
山本 梢恵

1st year Weaving Fabric, Foundation Kasuri, 2nd year Kimono, International Students’ Applied Kasuri Course II and III
2000 B.A. Fine Arts (Textiles), Kyoto Seika University
2002 Foreign exchange student at Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland
Completed 2-year Technical Study Course (Kimono), Kawashima Textile School
Exhibitions
2000 - 2006 “16th ~ 19th Textile Exhibitions,” Silk Museum, Yokohama
2000 “39th Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition,” Japan
2001 “56th Kyoten Exhibition,” Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
2007 “Selected New and Powerful Artists of Kyoto,” The Museum of Kyoto
2008 Invited to exhibit at “Kyoto Crafts Biennale,” The Museum of Kyoto
2007 - Kimonos for calendar shoots, Kyoto Tea Cooperative Association

MASARU HORI Full-time Instructor
堀 勝

Synthetic Dyeing, Natural Dyeing
Worked on restoration of fabrics from Fujinoki Kofun (late 6th Century burial mound), and on fabrics etc. for The State Guesthouse in Akasaka at Kawashima Selkon Textiles. Teaches dyeing at Kawashima Textile School from 1996.
YOSHIKO NAKAJIMA Full-time Instructor
中嶋 芳子

Spinning, Fancy Yarn, Homespun
B.A. Design, Kyoto City University of Arts. After 2 years of training at a weaving studio, she discovered homespun fabric, and has since been creating them on her own. She participates in Lifestyle Crafts Exhibitions with other craftspeople in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Okinawa.



EMMA OMOTE Full-time Instructor
表 江麻

International Exchange Student Coordinator
1st year Foundations of Weaving, International Students’ Beginners Course, Foundation Kasuri Course, Applied Kasuri Course I
2005 Foreign exchange student, University of Art and Design, Helsinki (now Aalto University)
2007 B.A. Fine Arts (Painting), Kyoto Seika University
2009 Completed 2-year Graduate Course (Kimono), Kawashima Textile School
2010 Invited to exhibit at “Kyoto Crafts Biennale,” The Museum of Kyoto
2011 "New Stars in the Firmament," Kyoto Industrial Hall
HIROKAZU KONDO Full-time Instructor
近藤 裕八

Tsuzure (Tapestry)
2006 Graduated from Koh High School
2009 Internship at the Tsuzure (Tapestry) Office, Production Department, Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd.
2011 Completed 2nd year of the Creative Course after 2-year Graduate Course (Tsuzure Obi), Kawashima Textile School
2011 Kawashima Textiles Spring Exhibition
Exhibition in Naha, Okinawa
2012 Invited to exhibit at “Kyoto Crafts Biennale,” The Museum of Kyoto
Wove fabric used for the restoration of Important Cultural Property


KEIKO YOSHIDA
吉田 桂子

1st year Counterbalance Loom, 2nd year Paper Yarn Making
                           
1985Seian Women’s College, Textile Department-Completion of Advanced Textile Research Course 
2007 - PresentKyoto University of Art and Design Adjunct Instructor
2009Cite International Des Arts Paris, Textile Research 
2010 - PresentKawashima Textile School, Kyoto,  Adjunct Instructor
2012 - 2015Kyoto City University of Arts, Crafts Dept. Adjunct Instructor
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016Gallery Gallery EX, Kyoto
2008Gallery Bankousha, Tokyo
2004, 1995Nishikawa Gallery, Kyoto  
2004, 1990Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo
1992, 91, 89, 88Gallery Gallery, Kyoto
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017Enjudou Gallery Sophora, Kyoto 2 Person Exhibition with Rikie Shojiguchi
2016Enjudou Gallery Sophora, Kyoto <How to feast at tea time> Group Exhibition
2009’10 ’12 ’14 Enjudou Gallery Sophora, Kyoto 2 Person Exhibition with Yoshihiro Nishioka
2011Gallery Gallery, Kyoto <The k&k-A Kyoto Contemporary Craft Selection>
2007ISETAN Department Store,Tokyo, Group Exhibition
1999Living Design Center - OZONE <Fell The Autumn Wind> Tokyo, Group Exhibition
COMPETITIONS
19882nd BETONAC PRIZE - Lace As Art, Alden-Biesen, Belgium
1987International Textile Competition ‘87, Kyoto International Conference Hall, Kyoto
KAZUMI ITSUKI
井月 和美

International Student Coordinator