Asada is mentioned as a pioneer in textile design from Japan. He is described as /… something between a textile artist and a visual artist with large, powerful, almost cubist forms. ”. He was also a textile design teacher in Kyoto, Seika College. Konstfack, university college of art and design in Stockholm had the intention to open up contacts with the international design world and invited him as an exhibitor. His One-Man show was on display March 19-31, 1973.
During the early summer, he had an exhibition at Södertälje konsthall. Exact dates are missing, as the catalogue and exhibition list are not preserved in the archive. It can be assumed that the exhibition is mediated through contact with konstfack. However, there is a letter in the archive addressed to Dr. Eje Högestätt, Kultursches (director of Culture, spellt wrong), Södertälje, Sweden. Sender is Shuji Asada, Chief, Textile Design, Department of Fine Arts, Kyoto Seika College, Kyoto, Japan. In addition to letters and clippings, the package contains a number of photographs. According to the art gallery’s exhibition list, Shuji Asada has been shown at the same time as the exhibition Constructive Art.
Sources: Södertälje konsthalls archive folder, text and compilation Anneli Karlsson