Izumi: Graduate School of Traditional Arts and Crafts. School near Tokyo that offers a graduate degree in three of the traditional arts and crafts: lacquer, brocade weaving and Saganishiki. The school is for developmentally disabled and autistic individuals. Please visit their website: http://homepage2.nifty.com\aisenkai
Visited a master of Kurume kasuri in October. This is the studio of Tetsuya Matsueda. He is the fifth generation of this art. His grandfather became famous for developing a technique of shading the indigo in his designs. Matsueda-san won an Award of Excellence at the 2010 Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Crafts Art.
Learning the moyoori technique of Saganishiki. Required learning how to graph the design and transfer that pattern into each woven row. Still at the beginning of the process but learning through my mistakes.