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Atsuko Lefcounte teaching her apprentices about ikebana

Atsuko Lefcounte teaching her apprentices about ikebana

Date
1988-03-14
Description
One audio cassette. Master folk artist Lefcourte took on two apprentices in 1988, Levanthal and McGlamory. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. Lefcourte was born in Osaka, Japan, where she learned the art of the tea ceremony and flower arranging. She moved to Florida in 1975. For more info on Lefcourte, see S 1644, box 3, folder 11. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Atsuko Lefcourte and her apprentices demonstrating ikebana

Atsuko Lefcourte and her apprentices demonstrating ikebana

Date
1988-03
Description
Forty-six color slides. Master folk artist Lefcourte took on two apprentices in 1988: Levanthal and McGlamory. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. Lefcourte was born in Osaka, Japan, where she learned the art of the tea ceremony and flower arranging. She moved to Florida in 1975. For more info on Lefcourte, see S 1644, box 3, folder 11. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Atsuko Lefcourte and her apprentices demonstrating ikebana

Atsuko Lefcourte and her apprentices demonstrating ikebana

Date
1988-03
Description
Four proof sheets with 98 black and white images (plus negatives). Master folk artist Lefcourte took on two apprentices in 1988: Levanthal and McGlamory. Ikebana (Way of the Flower) is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging. It originated in China in the 6th century. Lefcourte was born in Osaka, Japan, where she learned the art of the tea ceremony and flower arranging. She moved to Florida in 1975. For more info on Lefcourte, see S 1644, box 3, folder 11. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Interview with Kazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito

Interview with Kazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito

Date
1985-02-14
Description
One audio cassette. Interview with master folk artist Kasuko Law and her daughter (and apprentice) Chieri. They discuss family history and life in Japan and China (Law's father supplied the Japanse Army during the second world war); immigration to the United States in 1952; the uses of, designs for, and processes in temari making; origami; doll making; and learning and teaching temari and origami. Temari is the traditional Japanese art of decorating spheres by winding and lacing colored threads in intricate patterns around a core ball. For a transcript of the interview, see S 1640, Box 2, folder 13. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Kazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito making temari

Kazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito making temari

Date
1985-02
Description
Fifty-one color slides. Espasito, daughter to master folk artist Kasuko Law, making temari with Law. She served as apprentice to Law in 1984-1985. Temari is the traditional Japanese art of decorating spheres by winding and lacing colored threads in intricate patterns around a core ball. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Kazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito making temari

Kazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito making temari

Date
1985-04
Description
One proof sheet with twenty-one black and white images (plus negatives). Espasito, daughter to master folk artist Kasuko Law, making temari with Law. She served as apprentice to Law in 1984-1985. Temari is the traditional Japanese art of decorating spheres by winding and lacing colored threads in intricate patterns around a core ball. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Yasuko Dawson performing origami

Yasuko Dawson performing origami

Date
1991-10
Description
Seven color slides. Demonstration for fifth grade students at John E. Ford Elementary School. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)

Date
1998-05-22
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). The following tapes -- D98-28 through D98-29 -- are blank. They were set aside for use on 22 May 1998, but were not needed.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)

Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1998-05-22
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Collection
Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 12)

Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 12)

Date
1996-05-24
Description
One audio cassette tape. Kerchmar served as emcee. Ann Browning Masters continues her poetry recitation . Kazuko Law discusses Japanese women's traditions including fan gestures. The Grooms' talk continues on C96-60.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1640_20_tape20Atsuko Lefcounte teaching her apprentices about ikebanaSoundArtisans
Flower arrangers
Apprentices
Arts, Japanese
Flower arrangement, Japanese
Flowers
Japanese Americans
Asian American arts
Asians
Oral communication
Oral performance
Lecturers
Sound recordings
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Atsuko Lefcourte and her apprentices demonstrating ikebanaAtsuko Lefcourte and her apprentices demonstrating ikebanaStill ImageArtisans
Flower arrangers
Apprentices
Flowers
Arts, Asian
Asian American arts
Asian Americans
Arts, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Material culture
Plants
Decorative arts
Decoration and ornament
Teaching of folklore
Flower arrangement, Japanese
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Atsuko Lefcourte and her apprentices demonstrating ikebanaAtsuko Lefcourte and her apprentices demonstrating ikebanaStill ImageArtisans
Flower arrangers
Apprentices
Flowers
Arts, Asian
Asian American arts
Asian Americans
Arts, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Material culture
Plants
Decorative arts
Decoration and ornament
Teaching of folklore
Flower arrangement, Japanese
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a_s1640_20_tape08Interview with Kazuko Law and apprentice Chieri EspasitoSoundArtisans
Paper art
Paper work
Fieldwork
Apprentices
Arts, Japanese
Arts, Asian
Temari
Origami
Japanese Americans
Needlework
Craft
Interviews
Decorative arts
Life histories
Family history
Emigration and immigration
Dollmaking
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Kazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito making temariKazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito making temariStill ImageArtisans
Paper art
Paper work
Fieldwork
Apprentices
Arts, Japanese
Arts, Asian
Temari
Origami
Japanese Americans
Needlework
Craft
Material culture
Decorative arts
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Kazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito making temariKazuko Law and apprentice Chieri Espasito making temariStill ImageArtisans
Paper art
Paper work
Fieldwork
Apprentices
Arts, Japanese
Arts, Asian
Temari
Origami
Japanese Americans
Needlework
Craft
Material culture
Decorative arts
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Yasuko Dawson performing origamiYasuko Dawson performing origamiStill ImageArtisans
Teaching of folklore
Education
Students
Elementary schools
Schools
Demonstrations
Paper art
Paper work
Asian Americans
Asian American arts
Japanese Americans
Arts, Japanese
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a_s1576_78_d98-027Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 4)SoundArtists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Russian Americans
Arts, Russian
Flower arrangement, Japanese
Arts, Asian
Asian Americans
Arts, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Flower arrangers
Priests
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a_s1576_78_d98-025Friday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 2)SoundCarvers (Decorative artists)
Wood carvers
Artists
Flower arrangers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Fijian Americans
Arts, Fiji
Arts, Japanese
Flower arrangement, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Arts, Asian
Asian Americans
Folklorists
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a_s1576_63_c96-059Friday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 12)SoundComposer
Singers
Authors
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Life histories
Arts, Japanese
Japanese Americans
Arts, Asian
Asian Americans
Cherokee Indians
Composers
Poetic language
Writing
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