Performances and Exhibits

Paper Hammer Gallery, Seattle / Opening Reception for Miniature Kites by Nobuhiko Yoshizumi

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Paper Hammer Gallery
1400 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

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Starting September 19th, Paper Hammer Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of kites handmade by master craftsman Nobuhiko Yoshizumi from Kyoto, Japan, who has been making exquisite miniature kites for years.

From complex and detailed hawk kites to simple and elegant kimono-shaped kites, Yoshizumi-san works on a small scale that takes years of patience and practice to perfect. The smallest of his painstakingly hand-painted and constructed kites are thumb-sized and can fly indoors with the slightest of breezes.

An active member of the Kyoto Kite Association and the International Friends of Small Kites organization, Yoshizumi-san shares his expertise freely. To communicate with his fellow kite makers around the globe, Yoshizumi-san uses detailed drawings that eliminate the need for language.

Opening Reception: October 4, 2012, 5 - 7 pm

Exhibition dates: September 19 - October 27, 2012

Paper Hammer Gallery: Open Mondays through Saturdays, 11 am - 6 pm

Interested disciplines

All Disciplines, Folk/Traditional Arts, Visual Arts