The first international conference on Kumihimo was held in Kyoto 2007 followed by second and third conferences in Manchester 2012 and Tacoma 2016 expanding the scope over narrow fabrics. The conference is going back to Japan again in 2019. We are happy to host the fourth conference in Iga-city, an old Kumihimo town located in mountainous area between Kyoto and Nagoya.
The venue is at the center of the city where all the important places are in the walking distance, and is particularly covenient for eating and drinking together in the evening.
A notable event starting at the last day of Braids 2019 is the Iga Tenjin Festival, an UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.
Exhibition of works for all the participants, together with those of iga Kumihimo artisans, will be displayed at the 200-year old school.
The conference would be a great opportunity for you not only to exchange knowledge with artists and researchers all over the world but to be in touch with the essence of Iga Kumihimo and the Japanese culture.