Tag Archives: kyoko ibe

Japanese Birthday

We celebrated JB’s birthday today orchestrated by IB. We started out with breakfast at Sawada. I had a matcha green tea latte with a shot of espresso (known as the “military”). Hiroshi Sawada is a Japanese barrista and latte artist, … Continue reading

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Now we glow

Before: After (about 7:30 this morning): IB came over this weekend to help put together sheets of Haruki paper to cover our dining room windows. He actually knew how to handle this project from his experience working with Kyoko Ibe, … Continue reading

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Recycling: Washi Tales— transforming

Recycling: Washi Tales opened last night at the Krannert Center in Champaign. It was a transformative theatrical experience, poetic, magical. This drama took the audience on an historical and process-focused journey of what it means to make paper and pushing … Continue reading

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Tanzaku

About 55 friends and family who have known IB for most or much of his life were at our house last night eating sushi, drinking sake and Japanese beer, writing out tanzaku, sharing stories, spiriting the adventurer on. At one … Continue reading

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Recycling: Washi Tales

When my son was a senior in college (University of Illinois in Champagne IL) he needed one more credit to graduate and was attracted by a papermaking course. The course was taught by a visiting paper artist, Kyoko Ibe, internationally … Continue reading

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