Attendance at V&A Dundee "Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk" Opening Event (2nd May 2024)

Deputy Consul General Ishii attended the opening event of the exhibition "Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk" at V&A Dundee on May 2nd.
The exhibition was curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and, after being exhibited there, it travelled to Paris and Zurich before finally arriving at V&A Dundee in Scotland. It is a very impressive exhibition featuring over 300 items ranging from 17th century works, to those made by contemporary fashion designers. During the opening event, 550 attendees were greeted by the sounds of the Koto (Japanese harp) played by Ms. Mio Shudo. Many of the attendees showed off their own appreciation of Japanese fashion and kimono by wearing kimono and obi alongside western clothing to create their own unique style.
The exhibition will be held at V&A Dundee until the 5th of January 2025 and will be accompanied by a range of talks and workshops which tie-in with the exhibition subject matter. The photo exhibition "Photo City: How Images Shape the Urban World" which includes Sohei Nishino's diorama map of the city of Dundee, is also being held at V&A Dundee until Sunday, October 20th, so please visit it if you have the opportunity.