From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru
Date:Sat, Mar 14th, 2020 to Sun, May 31st, 2020
Time:10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The word geisha is made up of two characters, gei means ‘art’ or ‘accomplished’ and sha means ‘person.’ Therefore it can be translated as ‘accomplished person’ or ‘person who lives by the arts.’
The fascinating life of Ichimaru (1906-1997), one of the most famous geishas of the 20th Century, is told through this collection of her magnificent kimono and personal effects. The exhibition will feature 25 kimono, 10 obi, in addition to 11 woodblock prints and aims to reveal the complexities of geishas and the depth of the role they played within Japanese society.
Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Curated by Barry Till, Curator Emeritus of Asian Art.
Kelowna Art GalleryAddress:
1315 Water Street, Kelowna
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