- Bingata: Colors and Shapes of the Ryukyu Dynasty Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Reversion of Okinawa to Japan
Bingata: Colors and Shapes of the Ryukyu Dynasty
Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Reversion of Okinawa to Japan
Wednesday 13 June to Sunday 22 July 2012
Bingata is a textile dyed with a technique created in Okinawa for clothing used by specific classes of Ryukyu society - including royal and shizoku families. The assortment of shapes created using paper patterns combines with unique Ryukyu colors to demonstrate the delightful capabilities of katazome (stencil dyeing). This exhibition presents superb examples of bingata, including some of the finest bingata dress made for the Ryukyu royal family, and also has the first public showing of the Matsuzakaya Collection.
Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3rd floor, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8643, Japan
10:00-18:00 Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00*Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
*July 15 closes at 20:00.
*Hours subject to change.
*A group discount applies for a party of 20 or more.
*With a certificate of disability, the admission fee of a disabled person and a care-giver will be waived.
¥500 (English Available)