Itsu Iro, the Five Seasonal Festivals
November 17th to 20th, 2016
11a. to 6pm
Mr. Nomura will be taking orders for custom-made kimono. Please call us at 808.523-5913 for an appointment.
Naoki Nomura, one of the living masters of Kyo Yuzen kimono design, will be presenting his fabrics and taking orders for kimono this November. As part of his yearly expedition from Kyoto to California and New York, Mr. Nomura will make his first stop and debut at our gallery in Honolulu, Hawaii. His collection for 2016 is themed Itsu Iro, featuring designs inspired by the five seasonal holidays. Each of Mr. Nomura’s kimono are fine works of art in their own right and are a type of Japanese haute couture.
Kyo Yuzen is a traditional method of dyeing and painting on silk that is based on a technique perfected in Kyoto around the middle of Japan’s Edo period (1603 to 1867). This technique enables artists to create designs with precise details and subtly shaded color effects such as ombre.
The Five Seasonal Festivals
Jinjitsu – Festival of Seven Herbs
Joushi – Girl’s Day
Tango no sekku – Boy’s Day Festival
Shichiseki / Tanabata – Star Festival
Cyouyou – Chrysanthemum Day