Yumi Ito

Stay from the 1st of May till the 31st of May 2018.

Yumi Ito is a fashion designer and textile artist from Japan, living in London.
She wanted to make dresses ‘visual letters’ about the close friendship correspondence from the 18th century between the Japanese Masatsuna Kutsuki, a hereditary Japanese daimyo, and the Dutch Isaac Titsingh, senior official of the East India Company.

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Participation from the 31st of March till the end of June 2015

Ryoko Nishimura is an ‘ikebana’ (flower-arranging) artist from Kyoto, where she owns her own flower shop. She stayed for three months in Amsterdam and organized a huge flower exposition called the United Flowers on the Watergardens of Hobbemakade. Her project was mentioned in at least two different Dutch newspapers and also the Japanese ambassador paid a visit to her exposition.

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