Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and CAPI host lecture with textile master Tetsuo Koyama

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society is pleased to host a lecture by textile master, Tetsuo Koyama about his woodblocks and yuzen dye technique used to create kimonos. 

Master Koyama will be visiting Canada for the first time and will be based in Duncan where he will have a small exhibit of kimono and he will be presenting an interactive woodblock and dyeing workshop over 5 days which will take place from November 22-26, 2014. And we are delighted to welcome Master Koyama for a lecture here, in Victoria for inter-ested members of the Nikkei community. There will be a slide presentation with a discussion period afterwards and there has been an invitation for attendees to bring their kimono (especially older ones) for technique identification de-pending on time available. 

We are excited about this event and look forward to welcoming Master Koyama and yourselves. For updates please check our website at and of course if you have any questions, please contact us by email at  

Presented in association with the Centre of Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of Victoria. 


  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • Presentation starts at 7pm
  • University of Victoria Campus, Clearihue Building, Room C108

Please note that due to the nature of the lecture there will be LIMITED SEATING available and pre-registration is re-quired – please send an email to  with the following information included: 

  • Name of EACH person attending 
  • Email address associated with EACH person attending 
  • Telephone number that a message can be left on 

For more information about Master Koyama, woodblock prints, yuzen dyeing and the upcoming workshop in Duncan, please go to the following links: 

Contact: Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society  info@vcns