We have such exciting news about a visitor from Bristol Museum &
Art Gallery in the U.K. Ms. Kate Newnham is a Curator who came to visit and
stay in Japan for her research. Bristol
Museum and Art Gallery in the U.K. is holding a special Japanese exhibition of ‘’Hinamatusri’’
(Doll’s Festival) displaying some beautiful classical Japanese dolls. This is popular
aspect of Japanese culture for girls.
needed two golden folding screens for the exhibition so they ordered and bought
them from our company (KODO Co., Ltd.) and we forwarded them to the U.K. Later
on Ms. Newnham visited our workshop on 7th Feb during her research
visit to Japan for research. Here she witnessed the process of making Japanese
paper crafts, especially screens. She visited Tokyo and then Kyoto.
she visited Kyushu (which is Japan’s third largest island, south of the main island
of Japan) to research ceramics. When I talked with her here in Fushimi, Kyoto,
I discovered that there the UK has a deep relationship with Japan and also with
other Asian countries. Hundreds of pieces of Japanese art are held by the
Bristol Art Museum and Art Gallery. We were very surprised to hear of this. We are
also so pleased to discover that they hold many Japanese ceramics. The
Hinamatsuri Dolls Festival exhibition in Bristol, U.K. will be held until 5th
April. Please do not miss it.
it a wonderful opportunity to meet Ms. Kate Newnham and to hear about Japanese
art in the U.K. It is a great honor to have a relationship with her and the
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.