Kimono Demonstration Event
Friday, November 02, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room
Events and Lectures
Modern and Classical Languages
November 2, 2012, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Berman Room, Fromm Hall
Join us for a lecture and demonstration about Japan’s traditional clothing, its history, and how it is worn.
- Hiroko Sato, Kimono Class Instructor
- Junko Rose, Kimono Dresser and Commentator
- Michiyo Higuchi, Kimono Commentator
- Shoko Toma, Art Consultant
The kimono (着物) is a Japanese traditional garment. Japanese people wore kimonos in everyday life until western clothes were introduced in the later 19th century. Nowadays, kimonos are worn on special occasions. There are many different kimono styles. Our guests will bring four kinds of kimonos, including two formal kimonos and two ordinary kimonos (one for women and the other for men). They will demonstrate the complex task of wearing a kimono, including the arcane art of tying the obi (帯 kimono belt). Four students in the USF Japan Club will be models for the demonstration!
Sponsored by the USF Japan Club and the Japanese Studies Program.
For more information, contact Japan Club President John Keyser at email@example.com or Professor Noriko Nagata at firstname.lastname@example.org.