BZTAT is excited to share with you the excitement and enthusiasm that is growing in Canton, OH for the phenomenal art exhibit “Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota”. The Kimono exhibit opens at the Canton Museum of Art on February 9, 2009 and last through April 26, 2009. Featuring 40 giant landscape kimono created by the Japanese Master Itchiku Kubota, the exhibit has two exclusive showings in the United States and then returns to Japan. Canton is the last stop, as the pieces will soon be arriving from Timken Museum of Art in San Diego, California.
Kubota spent much of his lifetime perfecting a lost textile process called Tsujigahana, a simple, subtle dye technique that had been lost over centuries. The centerpiece of the Kimono exhibit is his 30-piece landscape kimono panorama, “Symphony of Light,” which displays his rediscovery and refinement of the Tsujigahana technique. An homage to nature and the passing of seasons, “Symphony of Light” consists of fifteen kimono depicting autumn and fifteen depicting winter. The ten additional kimono in the exhibit celebrate Kubota’s reverence for the natural world of Japan.
There are may events going on around Stark County to celebrate this amazing once in a lifetime exhibit. BZTAT hopes that you will get a chance to see the kimono and some of the events! Special thanks to the Canton Museum of Art, Arts in Stark, and all of their sponsors for making this wonderful cultureal event possible!