The Verne Collection and the Morgan Conservatory invites you to a once in a lifetime chance to meet the young "treasures" of Japan.
61 years ago, the Verne Gallery introduced the hand stencil dyed prints on handmade paper of Keisuke Serizawa to the United States. In 1956, the Japanese were afraid the crafts of the past would disappear. They designated 33 people as Living National Treasures. Serizawa (1895-1984) was the master of stencil dyeing, a process called kataezome,and was given a small stipend to train apprentices before he passed away.
Nobuyuki Takai was the last pupil directly connected to Serizawa and his students. Chie Takai ( Kata Kata) is the daughter of Nobuyuki Takai. She and her husband Takeshi Matsunaga are the last couple continuing on this great tradition.
Saturday, December 5th, 6-9pm at the Verne Collection: The Verne Collection invites you to celebrate the holidays with the first major show ever of Kata Kata in the United States. Please bring your family for a night of whimsy and fun. Come and meet Kata Kata and also see the works of Chie's father Nobuyuki Takai.
2207 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106 (Free Parking in Parking Lot 47 just down the street.) 216-231-8866
Kata Kata Stencil Dye Demonstration
Sunday, December 6th, 2pm at the Morgan Conservatory: You and your family are invited to watch the process of this great Japanese craft and art form as Chie Takai and Takeshi Matsunaga demonstrate hand stencil dyeing for the first time in the U.S.
1754 East 47th St., Cleveland, OH 44103 (Secure Parking E 45th garden entrance (one-way running south between Payne & Commerce). 216-361-9255