Exhibition

Kimono: The Making of a Cultural Icon

5 Jul 2024 – 14 Dec 2024

Regular hours

Friday
10:30 – 17:00
Saturday
10:30 – 17:00
Tuesday
10:30 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:30 – 17:00
Thursday
10:30 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Included in the Museum admission

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The Museum Of East Asian Art

Bath
Avon, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Take either the number 6/13/228/X31/X72 bus to the stop by the Hilton Hotel, the Museum is a 5 minute walk from there.
  • Approximately a 10-15 minute walk from Bath Spa railway station, the Museum is located close to Bath’s famous Circus and the Assembly Rooms.
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MEAA, in partnership with The Ezen Foundation, is excited to reveal that our new exhibition will celebrate the beauty of the Japanese kimono.

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MEAA, in partnership with The Ezen Foundation, is excited to reveal that our new exhibition will celebrate the beauty of the Japanese kimono.

As one of the world’s most instantly recognisable modes of dress, the kimono 着物, which literally translates as ‘thing to wear’, is an icon of Japanese history and culture. Sometimes perceived as a costume frozen in time, the kimono is a living fashion that has responded to social and political changes throughout Japanese history.

Through a series of colourful woodblock prints and photographs, the exhibition will trace the development of the kimono from everyday wear to high fashion, including contemporary costumes from one of Lady Gaga’s favourite designers.

The exhibition will also display a stunning embroidered kimono along with an incredible collection of Japanese objects associated with the wearing of kimono, including exquisite lacquerware and intricately carved netsuke.

In partnership with Ezen Foundation.

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