Introduction to the Japanese kimono culture-Lecture and demonstration by Kimono stylist & designer Nobuaki Tomita-(26th November 2017)


    The Embassy of Japan cordially invites the Maltese public to the lecture and demonstration on Japanese traditional cloth Kimono.

Date: Sunday, 26th November, 2017, 15:30-17:30,
Venue: Palazzo Parisio (29, Victory Square, Naxxar, Malta)
Organized by the Embassy of Japan, Malta- Japan Association
Entrance is free and light refreshments will be served.
For registration:
      tel: 21412461

   The Embassy of Japan invites the Maltese public to the Lecture and demonstration by Mr. Nobuaki Tomita, Kimono stylist and designer.

   Nobuaki Tomita is a Japanese kimono stylist and textile designer. Born in 1963 in Kyoto, Japan. He established his own company "Kyokaori" at the age of 27 after having learnt about the kimono industry. In 1994 and 1995, he presented kimono shows for the cultural exchange between China and Japan in Shanghai. He has also provided original kimono for over 2,000 national TV programs, movies, magazines and theaters in Japan. Since 2006, he has held kimono shows and exhibitions in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. His high-profile works were donated to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Palo Alto Art Center, and Japanese American National Museum. He actively works on kimono with designs inspired by the local special products and traditions through-out Japan, exporting Japanese culture through his original works.

   This time it will be his first visit to the island and he is delighted to show to the Maltese people his art works, illustrating how to wear the most precious masterpieces woven with gold strings, and to also introduce the basics of Japanese traditional clothes starting from various formalities and meanings of the garments and patterns, as well as how these dresses are integrated in contemporary life.