When East Comes West

An event centuries in the making, this special gathering welcomes for the first time in Western Canada Itchiku Kubota’s delicate and invaluable kimonos made in a lost 16th century Japanese style.

The exhibition features 48 kimono with brilliant designs brought to life by the creative genius of Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003), an extraordinary artist who won international recognition through exhibitions in North America and Europe for his unconventional designs, distinctive use of color, and intense commitment to his art and craft. His revival and modernization of ‘tsujigahana’, a textile art form lost for centuries, has also assured him a special place in Japanese legacy.

Itchiku Kubota: What do the Mountain Spirits Ponder?, will open to the public on November 22, but this is a unique and special opportunity to witness the welcoming and unveiling of a signature piece while celebrating Japanese culture.

The evening includes;

  • Japanese fusion cuisine
  • Unveiling of Itchiku Kubota masterwork kimono
  • Booming Tree Taiko Drummers
  • Sneak Peek information about the Gallery’s 2019 exhibitions and programs

A Celebration of Japanese Culture
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie, 6702-106 Street
Tickets are $50 each, or 2 for $85

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The exhibition tour is organized by the International Chodiev Foundation.

Posted October 12, 2018 in News