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“An extraordinary historic occurrence of enormous beauty

Diana Vreeland (1903 – 1989). Foreword to the catalogue “Opulence”, 1984

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San/Burning SunOu/ In The Light of the Setting Sun
San/Burning Sun
Year:
1980
Technique:
Tie-dyeing, ink painting on silk crepe (chirimen)
Ou/ In The Light of the Setting Sun
Year:
1980
Technique:
Tie-dyeing, ink painting and embroidery on silk crepe (chirimen) with silver wefts
KIMONO: Fashioning Identities
KIMONO: Fashioning Identities
Country: Japan
City: Tokyo
Place: Tokyo National Museum
This exhibition traces the kimono from its inception some eight hundred years ago to its role today as a symbol of Japanese culture with increasing sway on the contemporary fashion scene.
30.06.2020 - 23.08.2020
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Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota
Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota
Country: USA
City: Utica, New York
Place: Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute
The Institute made a great effort to create a unique atmosphere for this show, constructing a Japanese gate for the entrance to the exhibition, an imitation of a Koi pond and educational hands-on workshops about the kimono creation process.
10.06.2018 - 16.09.2018
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Artistry on Silk: The Kimono of Itchiku Kubota
Artistry on Silk: The Kimono of Itchiku Kubota
Country: Canada
City: Toronto
Place: Textile Museum of Canada
The exhibition was inaugurated by Her Excellency Takako Ito, the Consul General of Japan, as part of the programme celebrating 90 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada. Ms Ito gave an overview of the ancient tie-dying technique Tsujigahana and the importance of Itchiku Kubota’s incredible work in reviving it.
07.02.2018 - 13.05.2018
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Traditions and Dreams: Kimono from the Kubota Collection
Traditions and Dreams: Kimono from the Kubota Collection
Country: Belgium
City: Antwerp
Place: MoMu
The installation in the MoMu Gallery Antwerp featured six kimono from the Symphony of Light series and two kimono from the Mount Fuji series, all showcased in Belgium for the very first time.
20.04.2016 - 19.06.2016
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‘KIMONO: Fashioning Identities’: exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum (30 June – 23 August 2020)
Jun 6, 2020
‘KIMONO: Fashioning Identities’: exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum (30 June – 23 August 2020)
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Sixteen kimono created by Itchiku Kubota to be exhibited at Tokyo National Museum
Mar 11, 2020
Sixteen kimono created by Itchiku Kubota to be exhibited at Tokyo National Museum
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Sixteen kimono created by Itchiku Kubota to be exhibited at Tokyo National Museum
Dec 18, 2019
Sixteen kimono created by Itchiku Kubota to be exhibited at Tokyo National Museum
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