Mottainai: The Fabric of Life Lessons in Frugality from Traditional Japan

$30.00 USD

catalog to the exhibition Mottainai: The Fabric of Life, Lessons in Frugality from Traditional Japan at the Portland Japanese Garden, November 4 - 27, 2011

multiple copies available

60 pages, full color, soft cover, in English and Japanese
8 1/4" x 8 1/4", 21 cm x 21 cm
Published by Gallery Kei, Kyoto

-Before Cotton, by Kei Kawasaki
-Cotton and Japan, by Stephen Szczepanek
-with an introduction by Diane Durston, Curator of Culture, Art and Education at the Portland Japanese Garden and an afterword by Kei Kawasaki

with brief sections on:

Before Cotton:
-Ohyo/ Elm
-Shina/ Linden
-Fuji/ Wisteria
-Shi-fu/ Paper
-Tafu/ Paper Mulberry
-Kuzu/ Kudzu
-Bahsho/ Banana
-Asa/ Hemp and Ramie
-Okuso/ Hemp Waste

After Cotton:
-Sashiko Kotatsufuton
-Zanshi-ori Futonji
-Boro Futonji
-Boro Yogi
-Sakiori Hanten
-Boro Noragi
-Boro Momohiki
-Boro Maekake
-Sashiko Zokin