Mami Adachi

  • Textiles
  • 1967 -
Mami Adachi

I tie silk threads to make kasuri patterns and dye them with natural dye. I then weave the textiles to express memorable scenery and sounds. I weave hand spun cotton weft into the raw silk warp to create a tsumugi textile with soft texture that can only be made by hand.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Member of the Kanazawa Craft Council
  • Born in Kyoto
  • 1990 Graduated from Kyoto Seika University
  • 1994 Studied under tsumugi (pongee) artist Ryoko Murakami
  • 1999 Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa
  • 2000 Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Natural Dyeing Biennale in Aichi
  • 2001 Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2003 All Japan Dyed Textiles Exhibition
    Japan Tsumugi Awards New Artist Award
  • 2007 Handwerk macht Mode (Munich, Germany)
  • 2015 Magie des paysages,un monde en soie (Paris, France)
  • 2016 OHAYO-OHIO Japanese Symposium (Ohio, USA)
  • 2017 Contemporary Textile Art - Taiwan + Kanazawa Interchange Exhibition
    Teindre puis Tisser (Paris, France)
  • 2018 Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2019 Espirit JAPON (Isere, France)
    Kanazawa Craft Exhibition

  • 2002Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 31st Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Received the Semi Grand Award at the 2nd Natural Dyeing Biennale in Aichi
  • 2003Received the New Artist Grand Award at the 1st Japan Tsumugi Awards
    Received the Incentive Award at the 18th All Japan Dyed Textiles Exhibition
  • 2005Received the New Artist Incentive Award and the Kyoto Shimbun Award at the 39th Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2006Received the New Artist Incentive Award at the 53rd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2015Received the Kyoto Shimbun Award at the 44th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2017Received the Nikkei Inc. Award at the 51st Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2019Received the Ishikawa Governor Award at the 60th Ishikawa Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2020Received the Hokuriku Broadcasting President Award at the 76th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition
  • 2021Received the International Craft City Declaration Anniversary Award at the 77th Kanazawa Craft Exhibition
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