Kimono Demonstration Event

Friday, November 02, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fromm Hall 115 - Berman Room
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Nagata, Noriko
Modern and Classical Languages

Kimono Event
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.

Special Guests:

  • 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 or Professor Noriko Nagata at

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