Translation of kimono titles

More than 10 gorgeous uchikake (outer robes) are on display at the Pola Museum Annex in Ginza, Tokyo from June 4, 2021.

I translated the titles of them with a great help of Julia Hutt (former V&A curator and currently working as freelancer).

Ranging from traditional motifs to a Picasso’s painting, the flamboyant designs of these uchikake reflect the time of their production, which was the 1980s and 90s when Japan enjoyed the bubble economy.

Wearing Art – Setsuko Wakatsuki’s Uchikake Collection –
June 4 – 27, 2021
Pola Museum Annex
in Ginza, Tokyo (online reservation required)