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LectureFriday 1 Nov 2013 | 4 pm Royal College of Art, Dyson Building1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 4AN(followed by refreshments and sake) Moriguchi Kunihiko (Yūzen textiles) & Murose Kazumi (Maki-e lacquer-work)with Dr Rupert Faulkner, Senior Curator, Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London About the Presentations This is an extremely rare opportunity to hear two illustrated presentations by two Japanese Living National Treasures. Moriguchi Kunihiko (b. 1941) is a Y?zen textile artist from Kyoto. He uses a resist-dyeing technique which dates back to the 17th century and yet his striking geometrical kimono designs are firmly rooted in the present. Murose Kazumi (b. 1950) from Tokyo creates meticulous maki-e (lit. […]