Kimono Exhibit by Local and International Artists to Open in Tokyo

TOKYO — A new exhibit set to open in the Japanese capital will bring together traditional craftsmanship, high-tech robotics, and leading contemporary artists from around the world. Dubbed Kimono Roboto, the project is being led by Hong Kong-based company Melco Resorts and Entertainment.
“This is a passion project — plain and simple. Japanese arts and culture have been an inspiration of mine since I was young, and I’m glad to be able to say that it’s an enthusiasm shared throughout the Melco family today,” Lawrence Ho, chairman and chief executive officer of the company was quoted as saying in a release. “We could not be more honored or excited to celebrate the heritage, culture and arts of Japan alongside our partners and these kimono artisans.”
On display will be 13 kimonos, each made using a unique, traditional production method. Medco began working on the project in 2014, commissioning 23 museum-quality pieces from regions across the country. The company was aided by experts from Kyoto prefecture and two local museums.
The centerpiece of the exhibit will be a furisode kimono, a formal style made from fine silk and featuring long, dramatic sleeves. The piece took two years to complete, and visitors to the

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Kimono Exhibit by Local and International Artists to Open in Tokyo

Kimono Exhibit by Local and International Artists to Open in Tokyo

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