The Second Meeting of NDPC 2005 in Okinawa

The second meeting of Natural Dyes and Pigments Conference (NDPC) took place in Okinawa on June 21-25, 2005.  It was organized jointly by Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Onna Village Museum.

  Okinawa Prefectural Museum : 1, Onaka-cho, Shuri, Naha-shi, 903-0823, Okinawa, Japan Telephone 81-98-886-4353
  Onna Village Museum ; 2451, Onna-son, Kunigashira-gun, 904-0492, Okinawa, Japan  Telephone 81-98-982-5112

Okinawa has three types of indigo plant, Stolobilanthes, Polygonum and Indigofera are commercially used to dye. And there are many kinds of regional dye plants and pigments and studios all over the Okinawa islands.

Days : Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Place : Okinawa Prefectural Museum
Language : Japanese or English

Opening Ceremony and  General Assembly
Dominique Cardon(France) 'Porphyrophora crimson dye insects'
USHIDA Satoshi (Japan) Properties of the Colorant Obtained from Sacatinta and its Behavior to Dyeing
(Japan) 'Dyeing with Reduced form of Sacatinta'
Karen Diadick Casselman(Canada) 'Lichen dyes of Northern Europe and North America'
IKEHARA Keiko(Japan) 'Natural Dyes and Colors Used for Swaddling Clothes'
(Japan) 'Field works on Murex Purple'
KOJIMA Hideo(Guatemala) 'Maya Blue, Such a Unique Organic Pigment'
KATAOKA Jun(Japan) 'Textiles in Okinawa - Use of Pigments for Thread Dyeing'
YAMAZAKI Kazuki(Japan) 'Katazome with Kusaki Pigments'
SUMI Hisakoand SAWADA Keiji (Japan) 'Dyeing by fermentation and pigments'
Di McPherson (Australia) 'The Creative Use of Dyes Extracted From Australian Native Plants'

(Traditional work)
Days :
Tuesday, June 14 to Sunday, June 26, 2005
Place :
Okinawa Prefectural Museum
(Contemporary work and Craft work)
Days :
Tuesday, June 21 to Sunday, July 3, 2005
Place :
Onna Village Museum
  Di McPherson(Australia),  ARIMOTO Kota, SUMI Hisako, OBARA Keiko, AOKI Masaaki, YADE Shoko, KATAOKA Jun,KAMATA Mie, KOBAYASHI Kazuko, Delphine Talbot, NAKAJIMA Naoko, AKASHI Miho, ARIMOTO Yukari,,,,

Days : Thursday, June 23 and Saturday, June 25, 2005
Place :
Onna Village Museum
Thursday, 23 June
Karen Diadick Casselman(Canada) 'Dyeing with Lichen of North America'
TERADA Takako(Japan) 'Dyeing with Murex Purple'

Saturday, 25 June
YADE Syoko(Japan) 'Traditional paste-resist dye technique with natural pigments'
Dominique Cardon
(France) 'Demonstration with discussions on the Dyeing with insects'
NAMIKAWA Yoshitomo(Japan) 'Production of Indigo dye'
KATAOKA Jun(Japan) 'Tie Dyeing'

Day : Friday, June 24, 2005
Place : Course for Strobilantes and Musa basjoo

Registration Fee of the second meeting of NDPC

All participants were required to pay registration fee for each program. The fee was differs with each program. One can be enrolled in NDPC when the registration of the second meeting by paying an enrollment fee of 1000yen and an annual membership fee of 5000yen.

Date Member not Member
21,June 2000yen 3000yen
22,June 3000yen 5000yen
23,June 5000yen 8000yen
24,June 5000yen 8000yen
25,June 5000yen 8000yen
Total 20000yen 32000yen

Exhibit entry,  5000yen
Vegetable and Fruit Party,  1000yen

Membership fee ; Each member of NDPC is obliged to pay an enrollment fee of 1000yen and an annual membership fee of 5000yen.