The superlative exhibition "Kimono Couture: The Beauty of Chiso" at the Worchester Art Museum. This exhibition and accompanying book represents the first in-depth exploration of the art and history of the kimono in Japan, told from the perspective of one of the country's oldest and most prestigious kimono houses still in operation today - the 460-year old House of Chiso. An excellent website overview of this exhibition can be found at the official Worchester Art Museum website here
How Japonisme Forever Changed the Course of Western Design. In the late 19th century, Japanese aesthetics and craftsmanship overtook Paris, inspiring a movement that would radically transform Europe’s visual culture. Our favorite passage: "Subtly but swiftly, European art’s Christian subtext was replaced by Shintoism’s reverence for the natural world — a philosophy in which everything from mountains to humans possessed spiritual energy" The New York Times article can be viewed here
The Enduring Haute Couture of a 466-Year Old Kimono House. How Chiso, a relatively obscure Japanese textile firm, keeps an age-old craft fresh. Read the article in Atlas Obscura here
The Tokyo National Museum presently has a large special exhibition called "Kimono KIMONO" that is reviewed by Fashion Press here
The kimono � from costume to catwalk, an article in the Guardian newspaper. Read this article here.
From Japan to Norway, a new generation embraces the kimono, an article in the Financial Times about the kimono exhibtion at the V&a. Read this article here.
When The Kimono Came West. Let's take a look at another time when kimonos did inspire the West and how admiration of Japanese culture influenced one of the greatest modern art movements the world has ever seen....Impressionism. A link to this ArtHistoryFashion article can be found here.
Arts of Asia magazine in their July-August 2019 edition published the article "Creating the Kimono: WEaving Material and Techniques" by Roger Yorke, partner in The Kimono Gallery and Yorke Antique Textiles. Check out the article here
Kimono, which was popular among young women from the Taisho era to the early Showa period, has many modern designs that are fascinating to us today. "Gorgeous Kimono Taisho, Showa Pattern Expression" will be held from December 20th (Thursday) to February 16th (Saturday) 2019 at the Bunka Gakuen Garment Museum. The Kimononippon.jp website has the article here
In the July-August summer edition of HALI textile magazine is an article about antique Japanese boys ceremonial kimonos by Roger Yorke, partner in The Kimono Gallery and Yorke Antique Textiles. Check out the article here
BBC recently published a short article on how Oshima tsumugi kimonos are created on the Japanese island of Amani Oshima. Read this article here.
Arts of Asia magazine in their Jan-Feb 2018 edition published "Kimono Aesthetics" article by Roger Yorke, partner in The Kimono Gallery and Yorke Antique Textiles. Check out the article here
The esteemed Arts of Asia magazine in their July-August 2017 edition published "The Kimono As Art" article by Roger Yorke, partner in The Kimono Gallery and Yorke Antique Textiles. Check out the article here
The Tokyo Weekender magazine has an excellent review of "The Social Life of Kimono" by Sheila Cliffe here
The Japan Times has a good review of the wonderful new publication "The Social Life of Kimono" by Sheila Cliffe on here
The Kimono Gallery was recently featured in Art & Antiques Magazine. Check out the article here
The Kimono Gallery website was mentioned as a resource in a Kimono-collecting article on Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation website.
The Huffington Post posted a review of the exhibit "Kimono For The Modern Age" curated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibit features images of bold meisen silk kimonos created during the second quarter of the 20th century. Read this exhibit review here.
"A Brief and Stunning Visual History of the Kimono" is a Huffington Post review of the excellent book "KIMONO". Read this article here.
Here is a nice review - written by Edward M Gomez - of the landmark book "KIMONO". Read this review here.
The New York Times carried an insightful review of the MET Kimono exhibition "Kimono" A Modern History". Read it here.
The New York Times had an interesting article about the dying art of creating kimonos. Read this article here.