Color, fabric, texture and patterns are all important elements of a kimono. It has been known as one of the most beautiful aspects of Japanese culture.
The Hokubei Hochi Foundation held an event titled “The Tradition and Culture of Kimono” last Saturday inviting Yu Ugawa, a master kimono instructor and bridal consultant from Kobe, to introduce Japanese culture to over 100 attendees at Nagomi Tea House.
Ugawa presented a kimono show titled “Iki” coordinating classical and new style kimono. She also went in-depth with several kimono to teach the matching of colors, fabrics and patterns. Over 20 male and female models participated.
The event was co-sponsored by the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington with support from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Photos from the event can be seen in the published edition on page 8.