Traditional Japanese themed exhibition at Coventry Cathedral

The exhibition coincides with the annual Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, held every 6 August.

Nuido – The Way of Embroidery Exhibition presents examples of traditional Japanese embroidery produced by skilled needleworkers in the UK

The exhibition is now showing at Coventry Cathedral’s Chapel of Christ the Servant, to the right of the Graham Sutherland’s giant tapestry.

The embroidery shown has been worked on the finest quality silk and metallic fabrics using pure silk and metallic threads.

The technique has only been used in the western world since the 1980s, and through its teaching, the wish is to unite all countries in the world in peace and harmony.

During the exhibition, workers will be demonstrating the techniques used to make the embroideries.

The word Nuido is made up of two parts: ‘Nui’, or embroidery, and ‘Do’.

The word ‘Nui’ refers to the acquisition of technical skills and knowledge, while ‘Do’ refers to the development and constant discovery of the spiritual components.

Nuido has three aspects: the acquisition of technical skills and knowledge (rationality), the development of artistic sensitivity and awareness (sensitivity), and understanding the spiritual aspects of embroidery (spirituality), resulting in a state of peace, calm, and harmony.

Whether you’re an avid embroider, art admirer or have a general interest in Japan, this small exhibition is the perfect way to learn more about Japanese culture.

The exhibition shows daily, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, up until 26 August.