Preceding the opening of the 2023 International Folk Art Market, works by the participating craft collective Hiyoshiya from Kyoto will be showcased in one of Santa Fe’s unique natural environments. This curated selection of umbrellas will highlight the traditional beauty and creative energy behind this centuries-old craft that combines elements of bamboo forms, handmade paper, and vibrant natural pigments. The experience will be enhanced by the accompanying sounds of the recording musician, Ms. Mitsuki Dazai. Tracing its origin back to the eighth century, the melodies of the koto were cherished through the years for their power to evoke the ever-changing seasons and fleeting romantic interludes. This event was made possible through the generous support of lead donors Maria and Edward Gale, The Gale Family Foundation, with additional support from David Tausig Frank and Kazukuni Sugiyama, and TOKo Santa Fe.
Umbrellas from the installation will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to educational programming at the Museum of International Folk Art. For more information, please contact Laura J. Mueller, Deputy Director, Museum of International Folk Art, at 505.476.1211 or email@example.com.