Each spring in Washington, D.C., the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. This year is a special occasion, commemorating the 100th anniversary of this gift.
As a part of the Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial of 2012, the Japanese Embroidery Center (JEC), in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, presents Serenity in Silk: World of Nuido™ Collection from March 4 through April 2. This exhibition will display over 30 magnificent works of Japanese embroidery including obi, interior designs, and an evening dress with cherry blossom motifs from the Japanese Embroidery Center's permanent collection, as well as pieces stitched by our JEC Nuido members around the world. The pieces will be accompanied by flower arrangements by the Ichiyo School of Ikebana International in Washington, D.C.
Join us for an opening lecture on Friday, March 2 with Mr. Shuji Tamura, Founder of the JEC and Arata Tamura, the Center's Creative Director. This is a rare opportunity to experience the 1,600 year history and beauty of Japanese embroidery!
A representative from the Japanese Embroidery Center will be at the JICC during the following dates and times:
This exhibition is free and open to the public. The JICC Gallery is open for viewing 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.