Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts invites you to join her on a virtual quilting and textile tour—COVID-style—to Japan:
Tokyo Quilt Festival & More Japanese Textiles Treasures
Featured Zoom Talk
Road to California (Road@Home)
Friday, January 22
9:30-11am Pacific Time
Our first stop is the Tokyo Quilt Festival where Patricia shares her favorite exhibits from the last decade.
Next we visit a chusen-dyeing workshop, the quirky Blue & White shop, and Akie Ginza’s Sashiko Museum—all in the Tokyo area.
We then head into the mountains to see the fabled Itchiku Kubota Museum filled with its remarkable kimono collection.
The Shinkansen (Bullet Train) whisks us to Arimatsu, the home of shibori dyeing, and on to Kyoto.
In the historic city of Kyoto, we stop by the Misuyabari Needle Shop, Kobo Aizen, and the Nishijin Textile Center.
A side trip takes us into the countryside for botanical dyeing in the town of Ohara.
We also squeeze in a temple flea market and an overnight stay at a ryokan.
The talk ends with a 15-minute Q&A session.
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Patricia Belyea & Victoria Stone
The talk by Patricia Belyea will be co-hosted by her daughter and business partner Victoria Stone. Patricia and Victoria own Okan Arts, a Seattle-based business that imports vintage Japanese textiles, and leads tours to Japan.
a revealing write-up
To read an insider story about Patricia and how she got involved in Japanese textiles +click here