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Mr. Rokugatsu of Ako Dantsu is not only a weaver of dantsu, but also restores and regenerates old dantsu.

We are trying to unravel the history of Ako Dantsu.In this exhibition, in addition to an installation of newly woven and old dantsu, we are planning to exhibit images and designs of the old dantsu arena, as well as tools used for weaving.Not only a craftsman, but also active while making full use of historical and folklore approachesI hope that you will experience the world view of Ako Dantsu Rokugatsu.

Afterimages  -Ako Dantsu June Rie Sakagami
Dates: July 9th (Fri) – 18th (Sun), closed on 14th and 15th
Venue: Thing |MAP 
Opening hours: 10:00 to 16:00



Ako Dantsu is a hand-woven carpet that has been made by the seaside of Ako since the end of the Edo period. While weaving new works, I am also involved in the restoration of old dantsu. Now, in order to grasp what and how to make it from now on, I touch the remaining works and search for afterimages of the people and places surrounding the former dantsu from the few clues. Please take a look at both old works from 100 years ago and new works that look ahead 100 years from now.

Ako Dantsu June Rie Sakagami

* Thanks to all of you, the event ended on a high note.

​ Thank you for visiting us.


special scissors


Old and new Ako Dantsu

Thanks to the kindness of Mr. Kenichiro Kitajima, we have received permission to screen the film. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again.


Kenichiro Kitajima "Dantsu" (produced in 1972, 14 minutes)
In 1972, we will screen a short film about the only remaining dandouba in Ako Misaki. During the period of high economic growth, the dantsu industry declined, and only a few weavers were operating on a small scale. Mr. Kitajima, who was working in Ako at the time, felt the need to record this disappearing tradition in the form of a video, so he turned an 8mm camera and produced it. This is the only valuable video that shows the state of the old carpet and the techniques of the weavers.

* Thanks to all of you, the event ended on a high note.

​ Thank you for visiting us.

A year has passed since I moved to my hometown of Shiso City.

We will open the thing field that we have been preparing for a long time.

As the first project, we will hold an exhibition with the theme of dice.

It will be held.

We are looking forward to your visit, even though it is in a remote area.

dice, or sai, dice exhibition
December 15, 2019-January 13, 2020

(Open only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays)

at things
(Things and Denchu)

opening tea party

Sunday, December 15, from 2:00 pm

713 Kamimakidani, Yamazaki-cho, Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture 671-2508 

Phone: 0790-71-0900

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