(Online Only) Kimono Couture: The Beauty of Chiso


A virtual exhibition

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Experience the world of traditional kimono design and artistry still practiced by Chiso, the 465-year-old, Kyoto-based kimono house in our virtual exhibition, Kimono Couture: The Beauty of Chiso.

Over the course of ten weeks, this interactive virtual exhibition revealed a new kimono theme to explore each week, leading up to the opening of the in-house exhibition, Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design. The virtual exhibition includes a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Worcester Wedding Kimono, the first kimono ever commissioned as a work of art by an art museum.

This exhibition is organized by the Worcester Art Museum in partnership with Chiso, the revered 465-year-old kimono design and production house based in Kyoto, Japan. Support is provided by the Fletcher Foundation and Michie Family Curatorial Fund. Research for this project was made possible by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. Additional support is provided by Emily and James Holdstein, and Sandy Hubbard and Thomas J. Logan.

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The exhibition is sponsored by Cornerstone Bank and Imperial Distributors, Inc.

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