LongHouse Reserve is hosting an illuminating virtual talk series led by Yoshiko Wada, one of the leading experts in Japanese textiles and techniques. Japanese Costume in History: A Kimono Journey takes place on March 28th at 4:30 pm.
Yoshiko will shed light on the Japanese clothing from the Yayoi period (200 B.C.E–250 ACE) onwards, showing illustrations and images of the remarkable textile art that was worn.
“In Conversation with Yoshiko Wada” is made possible through the generous support of Nicole Williams and Dr. Lawrence Becker, Jacqueline Brody, Adelaide de Menil, and Regina Sender Levin.
Tickets cost $35, $25 for members.
For tickets and more information: https://www.longhouse.org/pages/japanese-costume-in-history-a-kimono-journey
About LongHouse Reserve
LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre sculpture garden located in East Hampton, NY, featuring pieces from Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, Eric Fischl, and Willem de Kooning to name a few. LongHouse was founded by Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020); internationally known textile designer, author, and collector. The 13,000 square foot house on four levels that was Mr. Larsen’s residence is being converted to a house-museum which will showcase his unique and dynamic blending of art, architecture and craft. It will be open to the public by reservation in the future. As many as 60 works of art may be viewed in the LongHouse gardens, which are open to the public from April to December with exhibitions that change each year. The gardens serve as a living case study of the interaction between plants and people in the 21st century. LongHouse’s goal is to expand the imagination and appeal to visitors of all ages; with an education program providing students with docent-led school tours, online materials, internship activities, family-activity guides, and the LongHouse Scholarship Award.
About Yoshiko I. Wada
Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada is an artist, curator, author and co-author of several books including The Kimono Inspiration: art and art to wear in America, Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped-Resist Dyeing, and Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now, is president of World Shibori Network and founder of Slow Fiber Studios. She has produced educational films including “Arimatsu Narumi Shibori: Celebrating 400 years of Japanese Artisan Design,” “Colors of the Americas: Natural dye workshop with wool using sustainable methods,” and a natural dye workshop film series. Her essay “What is Boro?” is published in an exhibition catalog of “BORO: Art of Necessity” opening in March, 2021, at the Eastern Antiquity Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
She has been a consultant to designers in the USA, India, and Japan including costume designer Colleen Atwood for the movie Memoirs of a Geisha and Christina Kim of Dosa Inc. Yoshiko has led LongHouse Reserve tours to Japan, India, China, and Mexico in art, architecture, and textile.