JMS Sericulture

Interested in purchasing silkworms for textile art? Please contact Max Shiroma of JMS Sericulture in Mt. View, Hawai’i at m.shiroma@juno.com.  JMS Sericulture is a small, part-time, family owned, backyard business located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The silkworms they raise are of the Bombx mori species. Currently, the silkworms are mainly used as feeders for pet reptiles, fish, and birds. They are also very popular in schools as science projects.

 

“Art and Sustainability” Opening event at UHM

Photo of Mr. Izukura talking with a visitor about his artwork

On January 17, Akihiko Izukura, renowned textile artist from Kyoto, Japan, presented a talk entitled, “Art and Sustainability” to open his exhibit on the UH-Manoa campus.  With more than 200 people in attendance, the event celebrated Mr. Izukura’s indoor and outdoor displays.

As for the lecture itself, Mr. Izukura shared his philosophy and approach to art based on his three guiding principles:

  • “compassion for life” 思いやりの美学
  • “zero-waste” 廃棄物ゼロ
  • “sun and water circulation” 太陽と水の循環

For more information about the event, please see this link .

“Art and Sustainability:” Lecture by Akihiko Izukura

Photo of Mr. Izukura with his artwork

To open his exhibit at the UHM, renowned textile artist from Kyoto, Akihiko Izukura, will be giving a lecture entitled: “Art and Sustainability.” He will share his philosophy and approach to art based on three guiding principles:

  • “compassion for life” 思いやりの美学
  • “zero-waste” 廃棄物ゼロ
  • “sun and water circulation” 太陽と水の循環

**Exhibits will be in the Commons Gallery (indoor), across from the Art Auditorium, and on McCarthy Mall (outdoor). For those who wish to see the outdoor exhibit, they should plan to arrive at 5:30pm.

Please see this link for the poster for this event.