International Temari Appreciation Day – Plans

October 13, 2010

Friday 22 October should be a sweet Spring day here in Sydney, Australia, for the celebration of the International Temari Appreciation Day.

http://international-temari-appreciation.blogspot.com/ Rebecca from Perth is coordinating a collection of photos of events from around the world.

I immediately thought of either the Sydney Opera House or the Sydney Harbour Bridge as backdrops for a photograph, but I’ve had second thoughts in relation to royalty payments for photographs of national icons, so I’m now contemplating an Afternoon Tea at the Japanese Gardens at Campbelltown.

http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/default.asp?iSubCatID=1188&iNavCatID=1710

There are similar Japanese gardens at Cowra NSW and Gosford NSW: Gosford’s sported some excellent fuji/wisteria flowers in their wisteria arbour a few weeks ago, only on show for three weeks, and Cowra’s big event each September is the Sakura Festival to celebrate the cherry blossom in the cherry-growing area close by Young, NSW.

I anticipate raising a cup of chai in praise of the Temari Ball, my mentors, colleagues and teachers past and present, at the Bell Tree Courtyard/Arts Centre Cafe, either on 3pm Fri 22 October or 3pm Sat 23 October.

I’ll probably drop a line to the Sydney Japan Foundation, Sydney Kinokinuya, Embroidery Guild of NSW and the NSW Handweavers & Spinners Guild about this important event in the textile calendar.

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One Response to “International Temari Appreciation Day – Plans”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Hi Rod,

    Great post about ITAD. I’ll raise a cup of Genmai-cha to temari at the same time as you… with my lunch at midday.

    I love the sound of your plans… can wait to see the pictures with your competition entry too.


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