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Workshop on Karibari

From: Yoshi Nishio <nishio>
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Making and Use of Karibari Drying Board
Nishio Conservation Studio
Washington, DC USA
October 14-19, 2002

A 6-day workshop on making your own "karibari", the traditional
lightweight panel used in Japan to flatten/dry scrolls and works of
art on paper and silk. "Karibari" is constructed with multi-layers
of Japanese paper over a wooden core.  The surfaces are coated with
fermented persimmon juice to create water resistance.

The course also includes lectures, demonstrations, and videos
related to lining techniques using "karibari".  The participants
have the opportunity to learn the use of Japanese hand tools and
traditional techniques related to making hanging scrolls and

Instructor: Yoshiyuki Nishio, Director and Senior Asia Paintings
Conservator, and Kyoichi Itoh, Senior Asian Paintings Conservator.

Participants: The workshop is intended for paper conservators who
are interested in Japanese traditional techniques.  12 places.

Cost: $1,200 (materials for a karibari board, 33" x 60": $600 and
tuition: $600).

Delivery cost of the finished karibari is not included, which can be

Accommodation: Not included.  The hotel/B&B near the studio ($80-100
per night per room) can be suggested.  We can make an arrangement
for sharing a room upon request.

Application Procedure:  Applicants should e-mail/send us your brief
resume and a short statement of your interest in the workshop.
Coming workshops in 2003 are as follows:

    *   "Making a Hanging Scroll", 6 days in spring.
    *   "Making a Japanese Folding Screen", 12 days in fall.

For more information, contact:

    Megumi Mizumura
    Nishio Conservation Studio
    2428 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20009
    nishio [at] ix__netcom__com

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