Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60657
The event features Japanese multidisciplinary artist and scholar, Mami Takahashi. Ms. Takahashi will offer a presentation about kimono, including history, the different types of kimono, seaonality, and how to wear kimono. Participants will then form small groups and practice weaing kimono.
**Note that there will only be 5 set of women's kimono and 1 set of men's kimono**
Mami Takahashi is a Japanese multidisciplinary artist and a scholar based in Portland. She received her MFA in Contemporary Studio Practice from Portland State University in 2013. She earned a BFA in Japanese painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design (Japan) where she was awarded a prize for her thesis work. Takahashi also obtained an Associate of Fine Art in Aesthetics from Aoyama-gakuin Women’s College (Japan). As an artist, she uses variety art making methods: from traditional art and craft techniques, such as paper making, woodblock printing and Japanese painting, to writing and scientific technological approaches, such as chemical reactions and digital modulated sound systems. Her work has been collected and exhibited internationally. Currently, she is a research scholar at the University of Oregon focusing on the conceptual understanding of Japanese aesthetics as well as anindependent curator working nationally.