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Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, British Columbia V5E 4M7
Please join us in celebrating the opening of the KIMONO CULTURE exhibit.
We invite you to wear a kimono, or Japanese inspired clothing.
Free to attend.
— Curator Talk and Gallery Tour (1-2pm)
— Satsuki-kai Japanese Dance Performance
— Ikebana by Kaz Takahashi
— Silk Road Tea
— Japanese Treats
— Sale of vintage kimono & haori by KimonoLove
KIMONO CULTURE — The Beauty of Japanese Culture Viewed Through the Lens of Kimono — is guest curated by Hitomi Harama and runs May 20 – September 3, 2017.
The traditional Japanese garb of Kimono has become ubiquitous inspiration for Western fashion, and in Japan, it is steeped in culture which is deeply rooted in the core aesthetic sense of Japanese life. This exhibit showcases the beauty of Japanese culture through the lens of kimono. Guest curator Hitomi Harama, a resident of Victoria, comes from a family of kimono artisans and collectors from Japan.
Exhibit highlights will illuminate the philosophy of kimono: in harmony with nature, coordination with different climate and seasons, attention to detail; the art of kimono: craft and design, dying & weaving techniques and patterns, design motifs; and the ecological aspects: structure of kimono and use of textile materials.
For information about exhibit programming, check out our website: centre.nikkeiplace.org/kimono-culture/