[Exhibition / Göteborg, Sweden] “Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk”

The Museum of World Culture
From December 12, 2020

This is a traveling exhibition originally held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Europe’s first major exhibition on kimono. The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk counters this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion.

On view are over 315 works of kimono from the 17th century to the present day, kimono-inspired dresses, paintings, prints, film and dress accessories including several inro and tobacco pouches.

Catalogue is available: https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/kimono-kyoto-to-catwalk-159777.html

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There have been netsuke aficionados in Scandinavia for decades. I hope this exhibition will help increase the number of fans of Japanese culture, especially of kimono and sagemono!

The Museum of World Culture

Address: Södra vägen 54, Göteborg, Sweden
Website: https://www.varldskulturmuseet.se/en/

Cover, Victoria & Albert Museum (c) 2020