Kyoto Prize Symposium 2015

Ms. Fukumi Shimura has developed her original style of art, commanding an extraordinarily colorful range of plant-dyed yarns as her visual vocabulary.

Tuesday, March 19, 2015
Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall
University of San Diego

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The Inamori Foundation's 28th Annual Kyoto Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Arts and Philosophy was presented to Fukumi Shimura on November 10, 2014.

Ms. Fukumi Shimura has developed her original style of art, commanding an extraordinarily colorful range of plant-dyed yarns as her visual vocabulary and unleashing her imagination to improvise an infinite resonance of colors over canvases of tsumugi kimono. Through a constant communication with nature and deep meditation, she has cultivated a "tender and flexible thought that advances to weave human existence into nature."

Declared a "national living treasure" by the Japanese government, Ms. Shimura has developed an original style of art that has been deeply influenced by the Mingei (Japanese Folk-art) movement. During her career, the gifted artist and environmentalist has crafted more than 1,000 kimonos using every shade of color imaginable.

Fukumi Shimura Fukumi Shimura Learn more about Fukumi Shimura and her command of a colorful range of plant-dyed yarns as her visual vocabulary.
Fukumi Shimura Gallery View a gallery of Fukumi Shimura's work.