Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota features 48 magnificent handcrafted pictorial kimono created by internationally recognized artist Itchiku Kubota (Japanese, 1917-2003). The Museum of Art is the only United States venue for this touring exhibition.
Kubota’s immeasurable creative spirit transformed traditional Japanese garments into works of art. Each of the kimono in the exhibition is nearly seven feet in height and embellished with intricate detailing created through complex dyeing techniques and embroidery, accented by gold and silver leaf and hand painting. Many of the kimono were conceived as a series and are installed together to create panoramic vistas manifesting Kubota’s reverence for terrestrial and cosmic landscapes.