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Teoriya in Osaka

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.
Teoriya owner・Junko Kato
Photo from Sosaku Ichiba vol.24
Photo from Sosaku Ichiba vol.31
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