Tailored With Love

Rebecca Varidel
15th Mar 2024

The Japan Foundation, Sydney has announced Tailored With Love: Children’s Kimono Throughout Generations an upcoming exhibition showcasing traditional Japanese children’s clothing and artefacts dating from the Edo period to the early Showa period.

Curated by Iwao Nagasaki (Director of Kyoritsu Women’s University Museum, Professor of Department of Textiles and Clothing), Tailored With Love guides viewers through 200 years of children’s kimono styles, which are representative of the eras during which they were crafted.

This exhibition features a selection of children’s kimono inspired by the care and affection that parents have poured into their children, while also reflecting the historical context of each garment’s creation. From bold floral patterns to more subdued designs featuring pastels and animal motifs, the kimono featured in this exhibition reflect the diversity of textiles at the time.

Tailored With Love will be on display at The Japan Foundation Gallery from April 5 to June 8, 2024.

Curator Iwao Nagasaki will travel from Japan to Sydney for the exhibition and will be in attendance at the opening reception on 5 April 2024.

An event program accompanying the exhibition will be announced at a later date.