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.
 
Formal kimono with autumn bellflower and a family crest on the middle top of the kimono. Custom-made in 1970. Purpose: worn at wedding ceremony. Owner: Hiromi's grand mother (1970-1980), Hiromi's mother (1980-1981), Hiromi (1981- ) Hiromi is a 3-D design student in Surrey. She sometimes does modelling in her kimono for art students.
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