June 23
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Nanaimo Museum

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Kimonos are Japanese traditional outfits, as many people know. Before the Meiji period (1868-1919), all Japanese people wore kimonos.

Nowadays even Japanese people don’t have many chances to wear kimonos or see other people wearing kimonos in daily life. It can be challenging to put on a kimono by yourself, so wearing them has somewhat fallen out of fashion.

However, Yukata (the casual summer kimono) is still a very popular fashion among Japanese women at summer festivals, because it is easy to wear and to care for.

“The Art of Wearing Kimonos” Crafternoon Session is led by Asuka Naomi. She’ll teach the history of kimonos and demonstrate different types of authentic kimonos in a fashion show. Afterward, participants may try on a Yukata (casual summer kimono).*

* Please note: Due to availability limitations, the Yukata at this session are Small and Medium size only.

Ages: 14+

$15 per person. Ticket price includes all materials and admission to the museum. 20 participants maximum.

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