Arts, Antiques, Crafts

From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru

When: Thu., Jan. 5, 7 p.m. 2017

The concept of Geisha has often been misunderstood by many, with immoral, tawdry or even medieval shadows being cast upon them. In Japan however, the occupation of Geisha has a long and honourable history, being known as unparalleled conservators of traditional costume, music, song and dance. Join Barry Till, Curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, as he sheds light on these high class, well-educated courtesans while exploring extensively several kimono and personal objects by one of Japan’s most famous geisha, Ichimaru.

Price: Free with admission

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