March 11, 2020
Sixteen kimono created by Itchiku Kubota to be exhibited at Tokyo National Museum
Sixteen kimono created by Itchiku Kubota to be exhibited at Tokyo National Museum from 14 April 2020 until 7 June 2020. This special exhibition traces the kimono from its inception some eight hundred years ago to its role today as a symbol of Japanese culture with increasing sway on the contemporary fashion scene.
Featuring some of the finest extant textiles, paintings, prints and other artworks drawn from collections in Japan and around the world, ‘KIMONO: Fashioning Identities’ promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to consider the past, present, and future of this quintessential Japanese garment.
Tokyo National Museum chose the first fifteen works from the Symphony of Light and one of the first Tsujigahana kimono created by Itchiku Kubota. Kubota section will be located on the second floor of the East Special Exhibition Gallery.
The oldest and largest national museum in Japan, Tokyo National Museum is one of the largest art museums in the world. It collects, preserves, and displays a comprehensive collection of artwork and cultural objects from Asia, with a focus on ancient and medieval Japanese art and Asian art along the Silk Road. The museum holds over 110,000 objects, including 87 National Treasures of Japan, 319 Horyuji Treasures, and 610 Important Cultural Properties. The museum also conducts research and organizes educational events related to its collection.
To read more about the exhibition and for booking information please visit Tokyo National Museum website. For more information on Itchiku Kubota and his artworks please visit The Kubota Collection official website.