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Yoshiko will expand the dimensions of her essay in the catalog for the Boro–The Art of Necessity exhibition. Over the course of history, before the term “boro” became established, other words in the Japanese language were used by Japanese people to refer to tattered and mended clothing and other textiles, for example, kakafu (759-901), ranru (in Chinese, lan-lu 797), and tsuzure (1170s). Yoshiko will elucidate features of Japanese material culture and illuminate the way language evolves, morphing into meanings that reflect social and cultural contexts. The definition of “boro” has evolved, and will continue to adapt and transform as boro objects journey through time and places.