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April 28th, 2009

Collector's Corner: Zen and Chado, Including Textiles Used in The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Collector's Corner:  Zen and Chado,  Including Textiles Used in The Japanese Tea Ceremony0

Presented by Fumiko Boughey
Time: 10:30 am

Last year Fumiko Boughey was appointed Special Envoy for Cultural Exchange of the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, one of seven such envoys worldwide. The purpose was to promote cultural understanding and friendship between Japan and other nations. Fumiko’s role is to promote and enhance cultural understanding and friendship between Japan and countries of the Mekong region including Thailand.

Fumiko Boughey is a master of Chado, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and she will focus on textiles and accessories that are significant in it. These are small pieces of fine cloth that are used for wrapping containers of powder tea and tea bowls used in the tea ceremony. Many of these textiles were woven in Thailand and Southeast Asia and are made of silk or very fine cotton. Others were woven in Japan displaying fine designs and colors.

Fumiko will also talk about Japanese tea bowls and incense containers that were produced in Thailand in the 15th and 16th centuries and have been treasured by Japanese tea masters. Trade between Japan and Thailand began as early as the 16th century at a time when sappanwood was exported to Japan for making the red color used in textiles. Other exports were ivory, deerskins, Sawankhalok tea bowls and textiles. Fumiko will exhibit some of these and utensils used in the tea ceremony.

At the Siam Society
Soi Asoke, Sukhumvit Rd.

Time: 10:30 am

Members: B100
Non-members: B200

For reservations contact info@thaitextilesociety.org
Or call Khun Chotinan mobile 086-757-2571