A Study Tour to New York City
Sat., May 19, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Study leader Nobue Isono, a highly respected Japanese fashion expert, takes you on a full-day trip to New York City—the fashion capital of the world—to explore the characteristics and current trends in Japanese fashion. Through talks with your
study leader and visits to stores, this program illuminates traditional Japanese design, creative fusion between Japanese and Western taste, skillful Japanese craftsmanship,
and modern quality control in Japanese fashion. During your time in New York, visit world-renowned design shops such as Issey Miyake in Tribeca and Yohji Yamamoto in Soho, as well as Uniqlo, a popular casual brand that recently opened its flagship store in
Soho. Examine each store’s unique interpretation of and imaginative creativity in Japanese fashion, design, and taste. Your last stop of the day is Takashimaya, the Japanese department store on Fifth Avenue known for highly sophisticated taste as exemplified in its wide range of products. Here you enjoy an introductory talk about the store and some time to browse, followed by a dinner of tradition Japanese food served at Takashimaya’s Tea Box, a popular tea shop. A bento box lunch is served en route to New York.
Locations: Travel by bus from 4th Street & Independence Avenue, S.W. at the Southeast corner of the Air and Space Museum, with a pickup stop at the I-495 Exit 27 carpool parking lot at about 7:25 a.m.
Tickets: Resident Members $145; Gen. Admission $191
This tour requires a significant amount of standing and walking. This program was designed in collaboration with The Smithsonian Associates and independent fashion consultant Fuzuki Akimoto.
For More Information, Please Call: 202-357-3030
Official Website: http://residentassociates.org
Added by LindseyKoren on January 31, 2007