The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art
Patricia Belyea at Okan Arts loves Japanese textiles and wants to share that love with the world. One of her guest bloggers, Alice Gordenker, recently visited Japan's only quilt museum, Izumo Museum of Quilt Art. Come and see what she found.
"My work takes me to wonderful off-the-beaten-path locations in Japan, which is how I first came to visit Japan’s only museum dedicated to quilting.
Located in Shimane Prefecture on the Japan Sea side of the country, and tucked away among rice fields, the Izumo Museum of Quilt Art does not present the history of the craft or examples of quilts from different countries. Nor does it offer the work of a changing roster of artists. Rather, it is the very personal creation of Mutsuko Yawatagaki, one of Japan’s leading quilters."