It was over thirty years ago that I opened Teoriya at Minamimorimachi, in the center of Osaka prefecture. While this town is located in the distance of just one stop from Osaka Station and surrounded by so many tall buildings, it has the historic Osaka Temmangu Shrine and Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Mall, the longest one in Japan. Living in such mixture of old and new style in Osaka, I feel as if this town was my real home.
Junko Kato Profile
|1953||Born in Sakai City, Osaka.|
|1977||Established Teoriya and started weaving classes.|
|1983||Exhibition at Urban Life Gallery (Osaka city).|
|1985||Exhibition at Gallery Picture (Osaka city).|
|1987||First Exhibition at Gallery Ma.Tante (Osaka city).|
|1991||Second Exhibition at Gellery Ma.Tante (Osaka city).|
|1994||A part-time lecturer of Department of Informatics and Mediology, School of Human Environmental Sciences of Mukogawa Women’s University. (until school year 2011)
First “Craft Tour to a Nordic Country”.
|2000||Exhibition at Gellery Grace (Osaka city).|
|2001||Teoriya Magazine, TEORIYA TSUSHIN first published, in memory of 25th anniversary.|
|2005||Teoriya Magazine, "Te" first published.|
|2008||30th anniversary memorial event“World of Weaving and Handcraft”and juried international exhibition“Weaving・Handcraft as an expression”.|
|2009||Event “Nordic Knitting in Osaka”.|
|2010||15th “Craft Tour to a Nordic Country”:
7 days in Sweden, the country of Linen and Craft, travelling with Ingela Berntsson.
|2011||Altered the name of Members support system from “Weavers’ Club” to “ Handicraft Club”.
Teoriya shopping website uploaded.
Teoriya Corporation website renewed.