Moraga Pear and Wine FestivalJOIN BDK AMERICA at the 2015 annual Moraga Pear and Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

We are happy to join with our friends and neighbors at this important annual event and look forward to seeing you there.

"Geisha Walking Dog" by Lynda FuAt Our Booth

Experience Japanese Embroidery: Painting with Threads. At the booth we will have several original artworks by embroidery artists as well as a hands-on display. Visitors can try their own hand at painting with threads. Scheduled to attend are embroidery artists Willa Tanabe and Carol Nagano. Ms. Tanabe and Ms. Nagano are based in Hawaii and California, respectively. They are happy to answer your questions and let you try your hand at embroidering these delicate stitches.

Meet Geisha Walking Dog. One of the artworks on display will be the beautiful Geisha Walking Dog by embroidery artist and certified instructor, Lynda Fu. Ms. Fu is based in the Bay Area and received her certification from the Japanese Embroidery Center of America. Ms. Fu is scheduled to attend our exhibition the week of Sept. 28 and offer classes in October and November (see below) .

Learn More about BDK America. At our booth we will also have information about BDK America's various activities. In addition to fostering the appreciation of Japanese art and culture, BDK America also publishes the Mahayana Buddhist canon in English in an ongoing series of scholarly volumes. We promote Buddhist understanding in other ways, including overseeing an annual book prize for the best book in Buddhism published each year and distributing free copies of The Teachingn of Buddha to interested parties and institutions in the continental United States.

Related Events: Exhibition and Classes

Detail of Japanese EmbroideryAt BDK America we are honored to be able to host two exciting events celebrating the art of Japanese embroidery:

Details and flyers on these events follow:


Painting with Threads: The Exquisite Art of Japanese Embroidery, features embroidery artists from Hawaii and California, and runs for five days only, from Monday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Opening Day Tea Ceremony. Guests are invited to join us for our opening day, Monday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. for a tea cermony demonstration.

BDK America is located at 1675 School Street, Moraga, California, provides off-street parking, and is ADA compliant. For more information, please call us at 925-388-0067 or email us at webmaster at bdkamerica dot org..

Lynda Fu, certified instructor of the Japanese Embroidery Center of America (Atlanta), will be represented in part by the masterpiece, Geisha Walking Dog, with thousands of hand stitches using silk threads.  

Download Flyer for “Painting with Threads³ Exhibition


Painting with Threads: The Art of Japanese Embroidery, is a four-part course under the guidance of certified instructor Lynda Fu. Certified by the Japanese Embroidery Center of America, Lynda will introduce the basics of Japanese embroidery in this four-session class, at the end of which students will have mastered enough to continue on their own.

The four class sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on four Fridays: October 23, 30 & November 13, 20, 2015. Note that there will be no class on Friday, November 6.

All classes are held at the BDK America facility at 1675 School Street, Moraga California. Off-street parking is provided; the facility is ADA compliant. 

To register, please contact Bay-area embroidery artist Lynda Fu directly at (416) 666-3438 or shishumama at aol dot com. Materials and Class Fees. Equipment and materials for the course are $300. Class fees are $20 per class.

Interested parties may also contact BDK America for more information, at (925) 388-0067 or webmaster at bdkamerica dot org.

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