MASAKO KINOSHITA'S SHORT RESUME

 

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2006                    Established: Kute-uchi Braiding Technique Study Group

2006-                   President: Kute-uchi Braiding Technique Study Group

1992-2007           Member: International Association of Costume

 

 

Academic Papers

 

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'Braiding Techniques for the Braids Stored in the Shosoin: With Report on the Experimentation of Ancient Square Braids Using the Archaic Japanese Braiding Technique, Kute-uchi,' Bulletin of Office of the Shosoin Treasure House No. 31, 2009.

'On the Reconstruction of Archaic Japanese Braiding Techniques,' Reining a Horse (Looks) Like Braiding, Nara: Gangoji Institute for Cultural Properties Research, 2005.

'On Construction Method of a Lacy Silk Fabric Fragment from Tomb No. 1 at Ta-bou-tai Excavation Site (1974),' Journal of International Association of Costume, No. 15, 1999.

'Braids on Early Japanese Banners,' Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles, Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America, Inc. 1997.

'Kute-uchi: A Pre-Edo Technique of Making Lacing and Braids for Japanese Armor,' Journal of International Association of Costume, no. 11, 1995.

'On the Technique used for Making the Braids in the Shosoin, I and II' I-Seikatsu 31,Nos. 1 and 6, 1988.

'A Braiding Technique Documented in an Early Nineteenth-Century Japanese Treatise "Soshin Biko",' The Textile Museum Journal 1986, 25, 1987.

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Other Publications

Study of Archaic Braiding Techniques in Japan, Kyoto: Kyoto Shoin, 1994.

Illustrated Catalog, Exhibition 2004 'Invitation to the Loop Braiding,'Private publication, 2005.

Contributions to various textile-related periodicals.

 

International Academic Conferences, oral report

2005             On the Reconstruction of Archaic Japanese Braiding Techniques, Symposium on Archaic Braiding Techniques: Reining a Horse (Looks) Like Braiding /Gangoji Institute for Cultural Properties Research/Nomura Foundation for Promotion of International Cultural relations.

1997             On Construction Method of a Lacy Silk Fabric Fragment from Tomb No. 1 at Ta-bou-tai Excavation Site (1974): International Academic Conference of Costume, 1997.

1997                  Braids on Early Japanese Banners, Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles: the Fifth Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America Inc.

1995             Kute-uchi: A Pre-Edo Technique of Making Lacing and Braids for Japanese Armor: International Academic Conference of Costume, 1995.

 

Lectures, Workshops and Demonstrations

2007/11/23          Basho no Yakata, Ootawara-shi, Tochigi-ken.

2007/11/10-16     The first International conference on Kumihimo, Kyoto Institute of Textile Technology.

1980-                   Gave internationally lectures, workshops and demonstrations, etc. of loop braiding as well as stand-and-bobbin techniques.

 

Exhibitions

2004/10/22-26     Exhibition 2004 'Invitation to the Loop-Braiding,' Seson-in at International Nara-Study Seminar House, Nara-shi, Ruupu Kumihimo no Kai.

1998/4                 Invitation to the Kute-uchi Braiding, Senbiki-ya, Tokyo, Kute-uchi no Kai.

1974-                   Exhibited: braided as well as woven works in solo and group shows in Japan, the US and others. Won many prizes.