December 21, 2012

Year in Photos + Winter Vacation

Kawashima Textile School will be closed for winter vacation from Dec. 22 to Jan. 14, 2013.

We would like to send a big thank you to all the people whom we have had the pleasure to meet this year, and to you for taking the time to visit our website! We hope to meet many of you in the future.

We wish you all a lovely holiday season and a Happy New Year!!

December 20, 2012


1. From our kimono photo shoot.

2. Zolie, an exchange student from HV Skola (Sweden) wove an obi! There is a little samurai under the cherry tree (left).

3. We had a one-day Japanese bookbinding workshop. Students used their own woven fabric. Japanese post with photos here!

4. Testing colors.

December 13, 2012

Studying in Sweden

We just got an e-mail from Mai Kumon, a 3rd year student who is now studying at HV Skola (Sweden).

Third year students at KTS have the opportunity to study abroad via exchange programs at HV Skola (Sweden) and Kuopio Academy of Design (Finland).


"It is now -17 degrees celsius even in the daytime, and has been snowing heavily since yesterday. At school, we have started making our carpets and right now I am testing the weave density. I am sending a photo of my design and the loom."