Japanese joinery exhibit at the Gamble House in Pasadena this fall

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Japanese joinery exhibit at the Gamble House in Pasadena this fall

Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:16 pm

http://gamblehouse.org/upcoming-events/

I had the pleasure of taking the behind the scenes tour with Jim Ipekjian last May and they mentioned that this special event was coming up in the fall. I've taken the liberty of copying from the Gamble House web site.



Special Exhibition
SHIGUCHI: THE HIDDEN ART OF JAPANESE JOINERY
September 27, 2018-November 4, 2018
at the Gamble House

“Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery” reinterprets the connecting elements of historic Japanese timber-frame construction as a compelling expression of contemporary art. Originally crafted by anonymous builders for traditional Japanese farm houses, shiguchi joinery, by its nature, remained hidden from view for hundreds of years while it locked into place the massive structural timbers of humble farm dwellings. A new exhibit organized by The Gamble House brings the work of architect, historian and preservationist Yoshihiro Takishita to Pasadena to showcase the intricate craft of the ancient joiner’s art, known as shiguchi.

Visit the Shiguchi Exhibition page for details and ticketing.

CURATOR’S TOURS: Sunday, October 14 and November 4, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
$20 per person – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Join Curator, Jennifer Trotoux, for an in-depth tour of Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery.

WOODWORKER’S TOURS: Sunday, October 7 and October 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
$80 per person – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Join woodworker Jim Ipekjian for a tour of Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery from a craftsman’s point of view.

PANEL DISCUSSION AND SELF-PACED TOUR: Saturday, September 29, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
$10 FoGH members | $20 non-members – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Self-paced tours of the exhibition “Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery” begin at 4:00 pm followed by a panel discussion with Len Brackett and Yoshihiro Takishita (Co-Curator), moderated by Ted Bosley (Director, The Gamble House).

LECTURE: THE ART OF SHIGUCHI: Sunday, September 30, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
$30 FoGH members | $40 non-members – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Yoshihiro Takishita (Co-Curator) will take us on a journey through his many years of relocating old minka houses as well as his love of shiguchi and the 50 years he’s spent collecting them. The lecture (at the Neighborhood Church) will be followed by a self-paced tour of the exhibition “Shiguchi: The Hidden Art of Japanese Joinery.” The event concludes with a reception and book signing. “The Art of Shiguchi” by Mr. Takishita will be available for purchase the evening of the lecture/signing.

SAKE TASTING: Sunday, November 4, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
$25 FoGH members | $35 non-members – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Meher McArthur, specialist in the art and culture of East Asia, will present a brief slide lecture discussing the cultural history of sake, the various art forms that have evolved around the drink, its production methods and the correct ways to drink it. She will conclude by leading a sampling of several different kinds of sake, and will explain the major types of sake available in the US – and how to enjoy them.
Visit the Shiguchi Exhibition page for details and ticketing.

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Re: Japanese joinery exhibit at the Gamble House in Pasadena this fall

Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:09 am

Thanks for posting that up. If I was on the West Coast, it would be more of a possibility. Have a great time!
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Re: Japanese joinery exhibit at the Gamble House in Pasadena this fall

Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:45 pm

Definitely thanks for calling this out! I may even have time and another excuse to get down there for some of these events.

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