Yoshie Yamada（Kanagawa, Japan）
Yoshie Yamada studied the life and fabric dying tradition of Yoruba people in Nigeria while being enrolled in a class named "Art of Africa" at School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Massachusetts. Yamada was attracted to the lively colors and designs of fabrics made by women from West Africa as well as the teachings of her professor, Mr. Stanley, where she developed her enthusiasm in tapestry making. Today, Yamada continues her art making practice in Hatsune Studio in Koganecho, while working as an English instructor. Her work deals with the relationship between individual and society. During the Koganecho Bazaar 2014, Yamada will organize tours to bridge the audience with the participating artists.