Family History Behind the Kimono (2000) Original size 30"x40"
 
Kimonos are not created to seasonal fads, but are designed as clothes that will contribute to Japan's traditional beauty.?To a Japanese woman a fine kimono is an adornment comparing to the jewels and furs worn by a European woman. Although the form of the garment never changes, a custom-made kimono is an original work by a creative artist. A splendid kimono is apt to be handed down from one generation to the next like a painting or a piece of jewellery.
 
Semi-formal kimono with Japanese fan design. The fan is a symbol of growth and prosperity. Custom-made in 1979. Purpose: Worn for her seventh year birthday celebration. Owner: Yumi (1979- ) Yumi is a glass artist in Surrey having her own exhibition in London, Paris and Munich. She wears her kimono occasionally for party.
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