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This is the first time that “Miho Merciful Mother Kannon” and “Lotus Miroku,” two large tapestry works belonging to the Miho Museum collection, are being displayed together. Created by the fabric company Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd., both the tapestries celebrate traditional craftsmanship combined with the latest advances in textile manufacturing.

Often using important cultural properties as motifs, Kawashima Selkon Textiles has been producing traditional-style fabrics, curtains and wallpapers for more than 100 years. Its long history began with hand-woven textiles, which influenced the development of modern craftsmanship to ensure that its fabrics retain the texture and quality of traditional production; July 19- Aug. 17.

Miho Museum; 300 Tashiro Momodani, Shigaraki-cho, Koka, Shiga. Ishiyama Stn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,100. Closed Mon. 0748-82-3411; www.miho.jp

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