Join us for a talk with the kimono expert, Hitomi Harama. In this educational talk session, Hitomi discusses seasonal differences and features of kimono. One feature of kimono culture reflects the appreciation of nature to kimono designs. Depicting the beauty of nature, and presenting different seasonal items on design patterns or colour coordination choices of kimono is a way of celebrating or showing respect to certain seasonal matters.
Two kimonos from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s collection will be displayed and featured in the discussion with opportunities for participants to engage with kimonos from Hitomi’s special collection.
Image Credit L-R: Kimono with Cranes, silk crepe, 53 x 120 cm, Gift of Yoshi Audain and Mrs. Suzuki, AGGV.SC1033 | Kimono with Phoenix Birds and Flowers, silk satin damask; gold and silk thread; silver, 162 x 124 cm, Gift of Yoshi Audain and Mrs. Suzuki, AGGV SC1056