Friends of Textiles Lecture Series
$10, FREE for Friends of Textiles (FOT) members and full-time Florida Tech students, faculty and staff
“Bamboo and Japanese Culture” by Reiko Nishioka
Tuesday, March 17, 2015—Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m.—Denius Student Center, Hartley Room (Florida Tech Campus)
Bamboo, a symbol of longevity and prosperity, has been used for centuries as building material, garden fences, kitchen utensils, paper, writing materials and toys. Modern technology has advanced its usage for automotive interior design and fiber for clothing. This lecture will highlight the characteristics of bamboo, examine the versatility of bamboo products, and how bamboo is closely tied to Japanese culture.