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	Image:  Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Cooling off at Shijō (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Kitsuke: the art of wearing the kimono

Tae Gessner in conversation with Fenella Kernebone

Born in Aichi, Japan, Tae Gessner was raised in the world of kimonos.

From the age of seven, she helped her mother run the family’s kimono business, learning kitsuke, the art of wearing the kimono, by observing the lessons her mother held in their family home. She graduated from Tokiwa Jogakuin (Tokiwa Women’s College) with a major in kimono and, with many years of experience mastering kitsuke, currently runs the International Kimono Club Sydney where she shares her passion and expertise through kimono demonstrations, displays, workshops and talks.

Tonight, Tae is joined by arts journalist Fenella Kernebone to reflect on styles, motifs and patterns portrayed in the seasonal kimonos illustrated in the works of Japanese artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.

This talk will be Auslan-interpreted for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors as part of Deaf Awareness Week.

Image: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Cooling off at Shijō (detail) from One hundred aspects of the moon 1885-92

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 6.30pm
Auslan interpreted

Free

No bookings required

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Related exhibition: Yoshitoshi

Related gallery: Asian galleries

 
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