The Malta Independent 21 October 2018, Sunday

An introduction to the Japanese kimono culture

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:05 Last update: about 12 months ago

The Embassy of Japan invites the Maltese public to the lecture and demonstration by Nobuaki Tomita, Kimono stylist and designer

Nobuaki Tomita is a Japanese kimono stylist and textile designer. Born in 1963 in Kyoto, Japan, he established his own company Kyokaori at the age of 27 after having learnt about the kimono industry. In 1994 and 1995, he presented kimono shows for the cultural exchange between China and Japan in Shanghai. He has also provided original kimono for over 2,000 national TV programmes, movies, magazines and theatres in Japan. Since 2006, he has held kimono shows and exhibitions in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. His high-profile works were donated to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Palo Alto Art Centre and the Japanese American National Museum. He actively works on kimono with designs inspired by the local special products and traditions throughout Japan, exporting Japanese culture through his original works.


This time it will be his first visit to the island and he is delighted to show to the Maltese people his art works, illustrating how to wear the most precious masterpieces woven with gold strings and to also introduce the basics of Japanese traditional clothes starting from various formalities and meanings of the garments and patterns, as well as how these dresses are integrated in contemporary life.

The lecture will be held on Sunday, 26 November between 3.30 and 5.30pm at Palazzo Parisio, 29, Victory Square, Naxxar.

The event is organised by the Embassy of Japan and the Malta-Japan Association.

Entrance is free and light refreshments will be served.

For registration send an email on [email protected] or phone on 2141 2461.

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