Events & Presentations

The Art of Wearing Kimonos – Crafternoon Series

Date(s) - 23/06/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kimonos are Japanese traditional outfits, as many people know. Before the Meiji period (1868-1919), all Japanese people wore kimonos.

Nowadays even Japanese people don’t have many chances to wear kimonos or see other people wearing kimonos in daily life. It can be challenging to put on a kimono by yourself, so wearing them has somewhat fallen out of fashion.

However, Yukata (the casual summer kimono) is still a very popular fashion among Japanese women at summer festivals, because it is easy to wear and to care for.

“The Art of Wearing Kimonos” Crafternoon Session is led by Asuka Naomi. She’ll teach the history of kimonos and demonstrate different types of authentic kimonos in a fashion show. Afterward, participants may try on a Yukata (casual summer kimono).*

* Please note: Due to availability limitations, the Yukata at this session are Small, Medium and Large size for women, and One size for men. Please understand that these may not fit everyone.

Ages: 14+

$15 per person. Ticket price includes all materials and admission to the museum. 20 participants maximum.

Since the Yukata are rented from private individuals, each kimono is limited to a specific number of people trying it on. For this session, 17 women and 3 men may try on a kimono. Every effort will be made to limit ticket sales to ensure that everyone has a chance.

Limited Member ticket sales open April 15th. General public sales open April 18th.

Although online payment is made through PayPal, a PayPal account is not required, only a credit card or debit card.  Please note that there will be no physical ticket issued. Your spot in this workshop is confirmed once you have the PayPal transaction confirmation. Registration can also be made over the phone or in person.

Asuka Naomi

Born and raised in Japan, Naomi experienced her first tea ceremony at 7 years old. She has participated in and enjoyed tea ceremonies for over 10 years. In 2011, she moved to Nanaimo from Japan. She noticed there was no place to enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with kimono in Nanaimo.

In 2016, she opened a Japanese tea-room in Nanaimo and shares her tea ceremony experiences and knowledge, to enjoy Japanese culture with many people.

Naomi’s tea group holds tea sessions every month, and she also organizes tea ceremony experience outreach sessions.

Bookings are closed for this event.

The Art of Wearing Kimonos - Crafternoon Series
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