Exhibition at the Embassy


The Techniques Shaping Japanese Textiles

5 October - 18 December 2020
Free | Prior booking essential

The Embassy’s gallery space re-opens on 5 October with The Techniques Shaping Japanese Textiles, an exhibition that explores the influence of Japanese textiles in the UK, along with the online exhibition website which will be active soon.

By presenting eight artists who together have mastered weaving, dyeing, embroidery and stitching techniques, this exhibition proves the vibrancy of Japan-inspired craft in this country. Each artist has their own special story and connection with their craft but when viewed as a whole, their work shows careful consideration towards environmental concerns and the importance of preserving the legacy of textile art in the future.


Takadoi Kazuhito
Natural materials
Janice Gunner
Stitched textiles, shibori, quilting 
Ross Belton
Natural dyes, fabrics and found objects
Jacqui Carey
Kumihimo braiding
Erna Janine
Saori weaving
Kinoshita Seiko
Textile-based installations
Caroline Hyde-Brown
Embroidery, stitching  
Rob Jones
Shibori, natural dyes

Ticket Bookings & Covid-19-related Information

The Embassy of Japan has put a number of measures in place with regards to Covid-19. For more information on these measures, the exhibition and how to book your free ticket in advance, please see the exhibition website: https://japantextiles.co.uk/exhibition.html

London is currently at Tier 2 COVID alert level. Please only visit the Embassy with members of the same household or support bubble.