The Kimono in Print:
300 Years of Japanese Design

March 28, 2020 to June 28, 2020

The Kimono in Print is the first ever show devoted to examining the kimono as a major source of inspiration and experimentation in Japanese print culture from the Edo period (1603-1868) to the Meiji period (1868-1912). Artists during these periods, through the wide circulation of prints, documented ever-evolving trends in fashion, popularized certain styles of dress, and even designed kimonos. This intriguing dialogue between print and kimono design will be illustrated by approximately 80 Japanese prints, as well as a selection of illustrated books and paintings.

※In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Worcester Art Museum is closed to the public until further notice.




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