The following selection is a list of papers presented at the Textile Society of America, Biennial Symposia (2010 – 1994)
2010 Twelfth Biennial Symposium, “Textiles and Settlement: From Plains Space to Cyber Space,” University of Nebraska, Lincoln. www.digitalcommons.unl.edu/tsaconf/index.4.html#year_2010
Panel: “What’s Old is New Again: Carved Board Clamped Resist Dyeing” with Jay Rich, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, and Elin Noble
2008 Eleventh Biennial Symposium, “Textiles as Cultural Expressions,” University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. www.digitalcommons.unl.edu/tsaconf/index.5.html#year_2008
Organized session: “Microcosm of a Minority Culture”
“A Close Examination of Regional Specificities in Miao Textiles,” Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
“Uncovering the Hidden Differences Within Miao Regional Textiles,” Sadae Torimaru
“Uncovering the Hidden Complexities Within Miao Regional Textiles,” Tomoko Torimaru
2004 Ninth Biennial Symposium, “Appropriation, Acculturation, Transformation,” Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California. www.digitalcommons.unl.edu/tsaconf/index.7.html#year_2004
Paper: “Boro no Bi: Beauty in Humility-Repaired Cotton Rags of Japan”
2002 Eighth Biennial Symposium, “Silk Roads, Other Roads,” Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. www.digitalcommons.unl.edu/tsaconf/index.8.html#year_2002
Concurrent Session: “Dichotomies in Silk: Crisp and Soft, Shrinking and Stretching, Sheer and Opaque, Past and
“Past and Future,” Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Session Chair
“Crisp and Soft,” Ana Lisa Hedstrom
“Shrinking and Stretching,” Genevieve Dion
“Sheer and Opaque,” Yuh Okano
1998 Sixth Biennial Symposium, “Creating Textiles: Makers, Methods, Markets,” Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, New York.
Panel: “From Kitsch to Art Moderne: Popular Textiles for Women in the First Half of Twentieth-Century Japan”
“Starlets and Masters: Meisen Posters Published by the Textile Makers,” Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
“Hogushi and Heiyo: Methods of Creating Painterly Images in Woven Textiles,” Kazuo Mutoh
“Jogakko Meisen: Kimono Trends in Women’s Schools in Early 20th-Century Japan,” Masanao Arai
1994 Fourth Biennial Symposium, “Contact, Crossover, Continuity: Traditional Techniques in New Settings,” UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, California. www.digitalcommons.unl.edu/tsaconf/index.11.html#year_1994
Paper: “New Twist on Shibori: How an Old Tradition Survives in the New World When Japanese Wooden Poles are Replaced by American PVC Pipes”
PAPERS, JOURNALS, CATALOGUES AND ENCYCLOPEDIA
Wada, Y.I. “Passion Flower: A Passion for Petals and Insects.” Selvedge, issue. 81, London, UK: Selvedge, Ltd., 2018, pp. 30-33. view pdf
Wada, Y.I. “Living National Treasures: Textile and Garment Artists.” Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: East Asia. Ed. John E. Vollmer. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2010. 390–397. Bloomsbury Fashion Central. Web. 09 Aug. 2017. view pdf
Wada, Y.I. “Arimatsu To Africa: Shibori TextilesDeveloped For African Trade In 1948-49.” Textile Society Of America, Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, And The Port: Textile Society Of America’s 15th Biennial Symposium, 2016. view pdf
Wada, Y.I. “Japanese Boro: A New Way to See Beauty.” VÄV Magazine, Scandinavian Weaving Magazine, Nr. 4, 2016 Linköping, SWEDEN. view pdf
Boro discussion film clip, Yoshiko I. Wada and Kim Schuefftan on https://vimeo.com/397717323
Research Papers presented at the Textile Society of America’s Biennial Symposia / 2016, 2010, 2008, 2004, 2002, 1998, 1994.
Wada, Y.I. “Boro – The Mottainai Essence.” Ikebana International, vol. 56, iss. 1, publication no. 150, Tokyo, Japan: Ikebana International, 2011-2012, pp. 64-72. view pdf
Wada, Y.I. “Fiber, Texture and Light: Contemporary Japanese Textile Design.” Ikebana International, vol. 55, iss. 2, publication no. 148, Tokyo, Japan: Ikebana International, 2010-2011, pp. 13-24. view pdf
Jiang, K., ed. “Kimono Mode and Marketing: Popular Textiles for Women in Early Twentieth Century Japan.” Research Journal of Textile and Apparel: Integration of Fashion and Textile Design with Materials and Technology, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2011.
“THE SOU·SOU IMPULSE: Using the Traditional Japanese Design of Arimatsu Narumi Shibori, SUO·SUO Creates Garments with a Youthful Flair, Locally.” FiberARTS, Summer, CO, U.S.: Interweave Press, 2008, pp. 38-39. view pdf
Wada, Y.I. “In a Word: The Woman Behind the Quilts.” Selvedge, iss.17, London, UK: Selvedge, Ltd., 2007, pp. 36-39. view pdf
Wada, Y.I. “Synthesizing Nature and Technology Towards a Universal Visual Syntax,” Essay for Exhibition of Keiko Amenomori-Schmeisser, With the Flow, Against the Grain, Canberra, Australia: Craft ACT: Craft & Design Centre, 2003. view pdf
Wada, Y.I. “Contemplative Geometry: Kay Sekimachi’s Poetic Expressions in the Essential Language of Line, Surface and Dimensional Form.” Portfolio Collection Kay Sekimachi, England, UK: Telos Art Publishing, 2003. view pdf
Wada, Y.I. “Shell Arrangements by Kay Sekimachi.” Exhibition entitled Intimate Views: the Works of Kay Sekimachi, CA, U.S.: San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, 2000. view pdf
Wada, Y.I. “History of Japanese Shibori,” Third International Shibori Symposium: Chile catalogue, U.S.: World Shibori Network, 1999.
Wada, Y.I. “The Development of Contemporary Shibori,” Third International Shibori Symposium Catalogue: Chile, U.S.: World Shibori Network, 1999.
Wada, Y.I. “Textiles and Kimonos.” Japanese Design: A Survey Since 1950, Fischer, F. and Heisinger, K.B., PA, U.S.: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1994, pp. 34-36. [catalogue for exhibition of which I was curator]
Wada, Y.I. “Craft to Art: Contemporary Work in Indigo.” Indigo/Leven in een kleur, Netherlands: Indigo Foundation Amsterdam, 1985.
Wada, Y.I. “Indigo in Japan,” Indigo/Leven in een kleur, Netherlands: Indigo Foundation Amsterdam, 1985.
Kimono East/West, catalogue for exhibition in conjunction with Surface Design Association Conference, Gaitlinburg, TN: Arrowmont School of Crafts, 1981.
ESSAYS AND ARTICLES
ABOUT YOSHIKO I. WADA
Gray, Laura, “Yoshiko Wada: Selvedge talks to the world-renowned textile artist and Shibori expert“, Selvedge, issue. 90, London, UK: Selvedge, Ltd., 2019, pp.68-69. view pdf
Logan, C. “Talk explores birth, significance of affordable meisen kimonos,” Omaha World-Herald, 20 Mar, 2015.
Scheufftan, Kim. “Yoshiko Wada: Dimensional Transformation“. By Kim Schuefftan. ANA Wingspan Magazine, Tokyo, Japan: All Nippon Airways CO., LTD., Sept. 2014.