November 2019

Potluck Social & Tenugui Exhibition/ Meet the Shibori Designer

Meet Hiroyuki Murase from Suzusan Germany
Saturday, 16 November 2019| 10:00-12:30
Slow Fiber Studios ANNEX | 1825 8th St. Berkeley, CA
Free to the Public / Bring Potluck meal!


Suzusan’s roots lie in the Japanese town of Arimatsu. In order to cope with  the decline of the shibori trade that has been witnessed over the past five decades, the shibori craft community is attempting to give the technique a more contemporary relevance by developing innovative techniques and producing modern creations.

Hiroyuki is the eldest son of the Murase family. He studied art at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, as well as at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. During his time away from Japan, Hiroyuki has gained appreciation gained appreciation for his family’s work, which is so rich in tradition. In 2008, he co-founded with a German colleague the Suzusan label in Düsseldorf, where they continue to create high fashion shibori design for interiors and wardrobes.

Join us November 16th in Berkeley for a potluck social and informal talk from Hiroyuki to gain insight on how the current generation is adapting the perennial technique of shibori!


Visiting Speaker: Hiroyuki Murase


Hiroyuki Murase, is the Creative Director  of Suzusan. He is a fifth generation shibori artist from Arimatsu, Japan. He studied art at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham Surry and at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 2008, he founded the Suzusan label in Düsseldorf, where he continues to implement contemporary shibori into high fashion design.


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Traditional Japanese tenugui exhibition from Arimatsu, Japan
Sunday 16 November 2019 | 10:00 – 15:30


ALSO, during the event we will be hosting the first exhibition of  traditional shibori tenugui for sale, all hand made in Japan. Tenugui are small, all purpose towels made of lightweight cotton, used in Japan for centuries and recently appreciated and collected because of the beautiful graphic designs found on them. 

After the event, we will have the collection of tenugui available through our online shop: here