As I have mentioned before. other than prize winners, the only quilts that have the quilter's name posted in roman lettering are those made by 60 or so "well known" quilters and teachers.
This quilt, using a lot of "Japanese Taupe" was made by Osami Gonohe
It is called "Snow Dome" and besides the number of scenic domes, there are lots of cute snow people lined up around the borders.
The title of this is "Japanese Patterns".
It was made by Kumiko Fujita and if you look closely there is a lot of variety among those red and white blocks ... A sumo wrestler, lanterns, demons, daruma, kimono, fish, flags, cat, teapot, and many more items.
How about these soccer playing bunnies?
Usually the rabbit in the moon is busily pounding mochi but his attention seems to be diverted by the game in progress.
The title is "Tokyo 2020 Kickoff"
Made by Miwako Mogami
"Fujin - Raijin Wind God and Thunder God"
By Toko Sekita
A lot of work must have gone into this one...
by Fumiko Nakayama
Lots and lots of detailed reverse applique in this one.
"Design with Lilies"
by Sachiko Yoshida.
I see a lot of leaves but the lilies are well hidden among all those colorful scraps.
"Let's sing together"
by Asako Maeda
With all those frogs, I wonder what the song would sound like? It might remind me of my house with a pond so long ago...
"Tokyo Winter" by Yoshiko Kurihara
"Eternity" by Keiko Morita
And a few of the winners ... this one "Kawaii" by Rumiko Oiwa.
I don't know how this one was picked as I saw many more that caught my eye.
The title was in Japanese ... "Winter flowers" by Hiroko Tamai
Yes, a lot of fine detail but it seems the judges liked rather mild quilts.
More color in this second place quilt by Takako Oikawa called "Great Romantic"
And the grand prize went to this one by Sumiko Nagami ... Title in kanji had something about rain.
And, walking through the displays, I met this owl.
(actually there were a number of owls perched on shelves here and there)
And, of course, being the "year of the rat" there were a number of these little critters as well.
Had it not been for the tails, I could have mistaken them for rabbits with those long ears.
And now, with the lunar New Year having passed, it is time for me to roll up this little hanging ...
one of the first quilted items I made after getting married and coming to Tokyo.
I think I found a "kit" in the local department store.
Not much like that fancy red and white one, but just as typically Japanese.