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Tailored With Love: Curator Talk Event

Presented by Iwao Nagasaki

April 6, 2024

Join curator Iwao Nagasaki in this special talk event, held as part of the Tailored With Love: Children’s Kimono Throughout Generations exhibition at The Japan Foundation, Sydney. Take a deeper dive into the show as Professor Nagasaki guides attendees through the kimono and artefacts on display, with items ranging from the Edo Period to modern times. He will discuss the different types of children’s kimono, hitotsumi and yotsumi, which are adjusted to reflect a child’s growth. The talk will also cover the unique characteristics of children’s kimono, along with what sets them apart from kimono for adults.

Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to ask Professor Nagasaki questions in a 10-minute Q&A session.

Please note the talk will be conducted in both Japanese and English, with the assistance of an interpreter. The in-person talk event will also be available to view online via livestream on the JPF Sydney Facebook page.

About the Curator

Iwao Nagasaki

Iwao Nagasaki is Director of Kyoritsu Women’s University Museum and Professor of the Department of Textiles and Clothing, Kyoritsu Women’s University. He is also former Curator of the Textile Section at Tokyo National Museum. His major research and publication are on textiles and costumes of the 16th through early 20th century, especially kosode (kimono) and noh robes. He curated numerous exhibitions in Japan over the past 25 years and was also the co-curator of several exhibitions held in Western countries. He has contributed his knowledge to a number of publications in English, for example The Japanese Spirit of Gifting: Giving Shape to One’s Thoughts and Emotions-The Beauty of Exchanging Gifts in Japan, a travelling exhibition catalogue.

About the Exhibition

Tailored With Love: Children’s Kimono Throughout Generations showcases traditional Japanese children’s clothing and artefacts, dating from the Edo period to the early Showa period. Curated by Iwao Nagasaki, this exhibition guides viewers through 200 years of children’s kimono styles, each representative of the eras during which they were crafted.

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April 6, 2024 (Saturday)
3pm – 3:50pm AEDT
40min talk + 10min Q&A
Bookings not required

Mon–Fri: 10am–6pm
Sat: 11am–4pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

JPF Sydney Facebook
Free; bookings not required



(02) 8239 0055

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