Paper & Thread: Japanese Tradition in Tucson, May 15

traditiThe art of furoshiki (cloth folding), tamari (thread art) and origami (paper art) in the historic Charles Brown House courtyard at Ben's Bells (40 West Broadway).

Beautiful Fukumi wraps her temari thread balls in the traditions of her ancestors, in an art so vibrant with symbolism and beauty. Fukumi learned the traditional arts from her grandmother, who owned a textile factory in Japan. Fukumi’s favorite temari is the Chrysanthemum (Kiku) design.

Fukumi demonstrates annually at Tucson Meet Yourself, and on Wednesday, May 15 it is with joy that I help host a demonstration and display of Fukumi’s arts at Ben’s Bells in downtown Tucson. At this free event  Fukumi will demonstrate her exquisite work in the art of furoshiki (cloth folding), tamari (thread art) and origami (paper art).  Those who attend also will be treated to sweet or savory Japanese snacks, bottles of Ramune or green tea.

Fukumi’s website is Desert Origami. Please come to Ben’s Bells on May 15 and enjoy!

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