The Quilt Nihon Exhibition has 25years history as one of the most prestigious international quilt contest in Japan. It is organized by Japan Handicraft Instructors’ Association, the largest organization of handcraft instructors in Japan. There are two categories in the exhibition, Innovated Traditional Quilt and Contemporary Quilt 

The judges Ms. Denise L. Roberts, Ms. Yoko Okamoto, Ms. Suzuko Koseki, Ms. Reiko Sudo and Ms. Maki Tamada viewed all the entries digitally. The selected quilts were gathered for the final judging in Tokyo then on Nov, 2017, then the Grand prix & Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and technology Award goes to Ms. Shoko Sakai (Bicolored double wedding ring; Traditional), Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and technology Award goes to Ms. Kazuko Noto (Darkness and Light; Contemporary). Also the other awards, gold, silver, and so on were chosen by the judges. The award winning quilts will be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in April, 2018 as the first site and then travel not only in Japan but around the world for two years.

There were 256 entries for 14th Quilt Nihon Exhibition from 11 countries, and 82 award winning quilts were selected for traveling exhibition in Japan and overseas.

You can see quilts from:

Shoko Sakai
Kumiko Funaki
Etuko Hino
Takeko Sato
Mikiyo Sugimoto
Michiko Inaba
Tomoko Sagami
Yukiko Nakao
Harihara Sadae
Akiko Wakebe
Junko Hanaoka
Michiko Noda
Kuniko Adachi
Kyoko Yamauchi
Sanae Mulanaka
Tomoko Tanabe
Fusako Yamada
Youko Suzuki
Mayumi Watanabe

Yuko Akimoto
Kinuyo Asano
Mineko Inoue
Yuuko Eguchi
Noriko Oga
Etsuko Shinozaki
Sachiko Sugimura
Yumiko Takami
Fumiyo Takemori
Yoko Tobiishi
Kikuyo Tominaga
Yoko Nagakubo
Felisa Nakazawa
Miyoko Hashimoto
Kimiko Hasumi
Kayoko Hata
Sachiko Hattori
Kiyouko Higasi
Midori Bitou
Rie Miyoshi
Humiko Murohushi
Masa Yanagimoto
Shizuko Yoshizawa

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