Exhibition

Kimono x Komono きもの x こもの

7 Jun 2018 – 13 Jun 2018

Event times

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday (9 June only) 12pm - 6pm
Sunday closed

Cost of entry

FREE

Sway Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Old Street
  • Old Street

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Kimono x Komono
きもの x こもの

by MIYABI & PETIT KIMONO

About

The history of kimono, the national costume of Japan, dates back to ancient times, and techniques such as spinning a cocoon, dyeing and weaving have been passed on from time immemorial. Unfortunately nowadays kimonos are used only during special events.

MIYABI and PETIT KIMONO transformed, stitch by stitch, the kimonos that belonged to their ancestors generation after generation into small cute objects and mini-kimono, inspired by Japanese seasons, Japanese food and Japanese traditions.

They have successfully exhibited in Japan and in Paris, and this is their first solo exhibition in the UK.

ABOUT MIYABI (Masako Ishihara・mother) 
She has been teaching for 35 years, as a ‘kimono coordinator’, kimono-making techniques, kimono tailoring and classes on how to put a kimono on.
MIYABI decided to use the kimono and Japanese fabrics that she had in a drawer, in order to introduce a piece of Japanese tradition to the world.

ABOUT PETIT KIMONO (Tazuko Ishihara・daughter)
Since she was little, she has always been surrounded by kimono and silk fabrics. She can combine different colours to make miniature ‘kawaii’ (cute) Japanese objects.

 

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Exhibiting artists

Miyabi & Petit Kimono

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