Kimono Modernism

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Kimono Modernism
Kimono with design of interlocking hemp leaves (1920s-1930s), Suzaka Classic Museum

During the Taisho and Showa periods, new fabrics emerged with designs that came to form richly patterned kimonos. As aesthetic sensibilities changed through the cycles of art nouveau and art deco, women in particular began to wear more colourful and modern kimonos. To mark the 20th anniversary of Nagano's Suzuka Classic Museum, a selection of 100 rare kimonos are unveiled at Roppongi's Sen-oku Hakuoku Kan.

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