Indigo Threads/ 藍・つむぐ:Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage Exhibition

Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

**Soft opening, March 25. Grand opening, March 29**

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, DC, is proud to present “Indigo Threads / 藍 • つむぐ: Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage,” an exhibition exploring the rich history of indigo dyed fabric and garments in Japan, including the current hype on Japanese denim and jeans. While the United States is undisputedly known to be the birthplace of blue jeans, traditional Japanese craftsmanship has helped resurrect the classical American blue jean in extraordinary ways in recent history. Visitors are invited to explore the question, “Why Japan?” through the eyes of the historian, manufacturer, marketer, consumer, and more.

This three-month exhibition will also include a series of lectures, films, and workshops, held in collaboration with Kurashiki City.

"Indigo Threads” is the headliner exhibition of the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival, which celebrates the strong and enduring friendship between Japan and the United States, and the gift of 3,000 cherry trees given by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the City of Washington, DC in 1912.

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