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.
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