Thursday, June 5, 2008

Kimono: Osaka's Golden Age.

Kimono: Osaka's Golden Age
Until 14 Sep 2008
"Discover breathtakingly beautiful kimono and accessories from the glory days of Japan.
This extraordinary exhibition, highlighting the wealth and prosperity of the Edo and Meiji periods (1850-1900), is showing exclusively at the Immigration Museum.
Direct from the Osaka Museum of History, the stunning collection celebrates the Immigration Museum’s 10th birthday and 30 years of the Melbourne-Osaka sister-city relationship."
IMMIGRATION MUSEUM 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
I went to this exhibition yesterday. Wonderful, highly recommend you pop in if you can. The Kimono's are very subtle. Also on display are some wigs stating the various status of children, servants, married women with and without children, interesting. Other various items of dress are on display too. And I now think that dressing gown I bought (The hotel I stayed at in Tokyo provided, and I was too scared to accidentally on purpose pack it) is a yukata. And I now know that it is wrapped left side over right, for both male and female.
When you've had a good look at the Kimono's, there are a couple exhibitions on Melbourne immigration. Ships and things, though I did not get a good look at this as the person I was with was concerned about the parking meter. Parking inspectors in the CBD are ruthless. I think they are personally assigned to each meter. Because they get you the minute the meter runs out!

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