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Japanese Culture Center - 日本文化会館
1016 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Entrance to the Kimono Exhibition is free!
Saturday, April 28th 12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 29th 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
The Japanese Culture Center — 日本文化会館 and Japanese Arts Foundation are pleased to partner with Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International to present this event in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Osaka and Chicago sister city partnership, with the theme «Forty-Five Years of Friendship: Celebrating Diversity and Citizen Diplomacy.
The Annual Kimono Exhibition is hosted by the Japanese Culture Center and sponsored by the Japanese Arts Foundation. The exhibition will present 20 never before featured historical kimono from the Ikka Nakashima Sensei Collection.
Nakashima Sensei was the second woman ever to receive The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays award. This is the highest honor given outside the Imperial family. The Emperor of Japan personally presented her with this award in Tokyo for her tireless efforts and dedication to promoting Japanese arts and culture.
Stop by on Saturday for a kimono photo booth to learn how to wear them!
A small donation to the Japanese Arts Foundation (a 501©3 non-for-profit organization) is recommended. All proceeds will help support Japanese arts creation, education, and events throughout Chicago!