In partnership with the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) the Japan Society is proud to present a New Year's Kimono Show with Nobuaki Tomita, a Kimono Stylist based out of Kyoto, Japan.
Tomita will dress models in his original kimono, designed in styles seen throughout the ages; kimono of the kabuki theater, Taisho era, Showa era, as well as contemporary styles will be presented. Accompanied by professional kimono dresser, Kaoru Kumaki, Tomita will also demonstrate how kimono are made, fitted and worn.
In addition, there will be a short dance performance by the Michiya Hanayagi Dance Company.
In Japanese with English translation.
Mr. Nobuaki Tomita is one of Japan's most influential kimono producers and stylists. At age 27, he founded his own company, "Kyokaori," in 1994. He has worked on numerous NHK Television programs and drama series as well as Japanese films as a costume coordinator and supervisor.
Ms. Michiya Hanayagi was born in Nagoya, Japan and has taught Japanese Classical Dance for over 55 years. In 2004, she was honored with The Foreign Minister's Commendation in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of he US-Japan Relationship.
$15 General Admission; $5 for Members, Students and Children (under 12).
Official Website: http://japansocietyofnortherncalifornia.myshopify.com/products/kimono
Added by FullCalendar on January 5, 2008