March 31 – April 2, 2007
NY Urasenke kindly provided us with an opportunity to present our HYOGU craftsmen’s techniques.
We crossed the ocean because our techniques of maneuvering paper and fabric are globally rare and we wanted American people to see them.
There, we re-covered shoji sliding screens placed in a tea-ceremony room, using a traditional tsugibari technique.
In addition to the re-covering of sliding screens, we gave a presentation of urauchi (lining) and a lecture about the structure of byobu folding screens.
We had many people in the audience including Urasenke students living in NY and their American acquaintances, and received a good reputation.