A Visiting Master

A Visiting Master
May 25, 2012 Robyn Buntin of Honolulu

Master hyogushi (scroll and screen mounter) Shosaku Yoshimura came to visit our in-house art conservator, Frankie Saucedo.  Mr. Yoshimura was kind enough to shower us with gifts of special papers and materials.  Mr. Yoshimura is one of only a handful of hyogushi who are entrusted to work on Japanese National Treasures as well as the masterpieces in many of the ancient Japanese temple storage warehouses.  He is a third-generation hyogushi who is not only a skilled master, he is truly passionate about his work.  These ties of friendship and knowledge are so valuable to us all – Thank you Mr. Yoshimura!  Mr. Yoshimura mounted the original paintings in the Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly known as the Honolulu Academy of Art) exhibition, “A Prayer for the New Birth of Japan” by Mayumi Oda.