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Robert Amos: Exhibitions reveal culture of the kimono

Robert Amos: Exhibitions reveal culture of the kimono

Written by Robert Amos, originially published July 5, 2014 by Times Colonist. At the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, I met Hitomi Harama, curator of one of two shows that introduce the traditional Japanese culture of the costume. She was dressed in a neat kimono…

Go Island Celebrates Japanese Culture – Shaw TV Victoria

Go Island Celebrates Japanese Culture – Shaw TV Victoria

Shaw TV’s Karen Elgersma visits Silk Road Tea, in Canada’s oldest Chinatown, in Victoria, British Columbia, to talk about the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria‘s Kimono exhibition which features Hitomi Harama, curator of one of two shows that introduce the traditional Japanese culture of the…

From geisha to diva: The kimonos of Ichimaru exhibition opens in Toronto

From geisha to diva: The kimonos of Ichimaru exhibition opens in Toronto

Originally published by Rea McNamara, Special to National Post, January 26, 2014

The enduring appeal of a kimono seemingly lies in its elegant cut and drape. The traditional Japanese garment has remained in its basic form for hundreds of years, it comes as no surprise that it was an inspiration for spring designers. Witness Riccardo Tisci’s kimono-tuxedo jackets wrapped in intricate obi-style belts at Givenchy, and the wisteria embroidery on the floor-sweeping sleeves of a white L’Wren Scott gown. The latter alludes to the kimono’s true power: its surface meaning. Continue reading From geisha to diva: The kimonos of Ichimaru exhibition opens in Toronto

Kimono: Japanese Culture in its Art Form, June 27, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Kimono: Japanese Culture in its Art Form, June 27, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Join Hitomi Harama of UmeSilk Kimono from June 27th, 2014 until October 19th, 2014 for Kimono: Japanese Culture in its Art Form, a curated Kimono exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.