|The village of Miyama, Japan|
Before enjoying lunch with our Sensei, Hiroyuki Shindo at The Little Indigo Museum, we explored the village. The houses have thatched roofs that are built at an incredibly steep angle so the snow will slide off during winter.
|Thatched roof with family crest.|
We had time before lunch to explore a temple
|Barb (left) and Kathy (right) at the temple in Miyama|
|Attic view of thatched roof|
|Artful display of "Shindigo"|
|Large thread-wrapped balls|
|Hiroyuki Shindo, one of the world's leading indigo artists|
|Nancy of Kyoto Kimono and all the different indigo-dyed scarves|
Quotation is from "Blue Sky Thinking, The Innovative Approach of Hiroyuki Shindo" published in Selvedge magazine in the UK in 2007.