Paper Artisan Talk and Q&A

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Join the UI Center for the Book and UI International Programs in welcoming Masami Igarashi and Hideaki Taki to the university. Both artisans will be discussing the types of papers they make in their respective studios, as well as their personal background with the craft. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A and an opportunity to handle and purchase paper from both mills.

The UI Center for the Book (UICB), with funding from an International Programs Major Projects Award, will bring two Japanese papermakers to participate in a two-week residency on the University of Iowa campus. The Major Project titled The Future of a Tradition: Asian Craft, Iowa Innovation, and Japanese Papermaking, will take place April 11-24, 2023, in which Masami Igarashi and Hideaki Taki will be on campus as visiting artisans from the Echizen papermaking region of Japan to engage in an open dialogue about Japanese papermaking techniques. The UICB's resident artisans will interact with the UI community through lectures, hands-on workshops and demonstrations, and the production of a papermaking project at the UICB Oakdale Papermaking Research Facility.

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Thursday, April 13, 2023 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building
104 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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