Valued 100 Meisen Kimono special exhibition, “KIMONO MODERNISM”

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“KIMON MODERNISM” special exhibition will be held in Roppongi, Tokyo.

Place: Senoku Hakuko Kan Museum
Address: 1-5‐1 Roppongi, Minato-ward, Tokyo
Period: September 26 (Sat)-December 6(Sun), 2015.
Open:10:00~17:00 *Enter by 16:30.
Closed on Monday.
Admission fee:Adult 800 JPY, Student 500 JPY.
Kimono Discount:Visit wearing a kimono and get 100 JPY discount!
 
 
Meisen Kimono
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Meisen is a kimono cloth with a plain weave which is dyed before weaving. It was made in the Showa era from the Taisho era, and was born in the aesthetics transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. It features its bright design and use of color.
 

It was very popular and become a byword for fashionable kimono.
 
 
In these days, it is getting hard to find Meisen kimono even at second hand shops, so it is really worth to visit if you are kimono fan!
 
 
If you would like to visit there wearing a nice kimono to get “kimono discount” and enjoy dressing up, feel free to contact us for kimono rental arrangement and dressing service from here🙂
 
 
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The Role of Ohashori of Kimono

 

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For women’s kimono, kitake (dress length) is generally adjusted by folding the cloth at the waist, this is because mitake (length of clothing) is longer than kitake, unlike Western clothing. The folding part of the cloths is called “Ohashori”.
 

The history of Ohashori started around 150 years ago during the Meiji Era.
 

In the old days, cloths were quite valuable in Japan. Some upper classes wore a kimono with a long hem in order to show they were rich enough to afford a lot of valuable cloths. Then, they would walk trailing the hem whilst indoors and holding it up outdoors by tying an obi.
 

It is said that the folding of the obi has been simplified and has formed the current Ohashori.
 

Nowadays, we do not have to advertise our wealth by Ohashori. Still, there are two important roles of practicing it.
 

One role is the visual effect that the upper and the lower parts of the body balance each other well by the Ohashori line. The other is the flexibility to be able to wear a kimono beautifully and comfortably by adjusting Ohashori according to changes in body shape.
 

As a small child gets taller, for example, they can wear a kimono of appropriate length adjusted by the parent. Even an elderly person whom is bent at the waist and has a protruding abdomen can wear kimono by adjusting Ohashori in line with the body shape.
 

When a kimono is passed down from a mother to a daughter or from an elder to a younger sister, Ohashori can be adjusted according to the height of the person who wears it. Additionally, if one’s favorite kimono wears out, it has enough cloth to make adjustments.
 

Thus, Ohashori play a role in telling the importance of passing on kimono to be worn by future generations.
 
 
 
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Kimono’s Deep World

 

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When it comes to ”Kimono”, we, Japanese, have the perception that Kimono is not just something to wear but also something special to polish our mind through even the process of dressing.
 

Affecting to one’s mind by dressing a kimono is a really deep world because it can’t be seen, and even not easy to understand what it is like just by reading a book.
 

That’s why there are so many kimono dressing(kitsuke) school here. Their main purpose is to teach dressing techniques but show the deep world as well. Learners then understand a little by little after receiving explanation from a kimono teacher at a dressing school.
 

For example, at just one movement when you put your arm through kimono’s sleeve, there is a tiny thing to be aware of.
 

If you are very sensitive each single movement, you can enjoy more and more this deep world from the heart and heightening your sensitivity.
 

Those sensitive feeling might be messages to modern people from our predecessors who  coexisted with nature and have cherished to feel in the five senses through kimono.
 

People are fall in love with kimono including those history.
 
 
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Check out Asahi Sasaki’s Youtube kimono fashion world!!

 

If you love Youtube, you may know her work already. Let me introduce one of Japanese famous Youtuber, Asahi Sasaki. She’s a makeup artist and produces lots of video of how to make up on Youtube.

She launched new project recently and released her great work showing fashion kimono with traditional taste with other unique Youtubers.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHJ1OvmF5SA]
 
 
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