Columbus Kimono at Ohayocon 2020

The Good Morning Convention is just around the corner! This year’s theme is Roaring 20’s and for the kimono fan that can only mean one thing.. Taisho! Long sleeves, lush yuzen, fantastic meisen. If you’re in the Columbus area next weekend (January 10-12 2020) join us for the Kimono of the 20’s; Taisho panel on Friday at 3PM. Our other panels are Kimono Basics for Beginners Friday at noon (if you’re not a beginner, it’s a great refresher) and Advanced Kitsuke for Furisode Saturday at 10AM (right before Kimono & Tea).

In addition we will also be hosting for the second time our signature Kimono & Tea event on Saturday at noon. It’s a perfect time to wear your kimono and relax with a nice cup of tea. Don’t miss the highlight of this event, a demonstration of Japanese tea ceremony.

Finally you can also find us in the Yuki Matsuri room where we will be dressing attendees in yukata to take pics with Ohayocon’s lovely backdrop, as well as kimono consultations for anyone who needs help with their kimono, whether it’s dressing or figuring out what accessories you need to complete your kimono ensemble. Yukata dress up and consult times are pending but swing by the Yuki Matsuri room to relax and enjoy some festival activities.

The full schedule can be found via the Grenadine app using the code roaring20 so be sure to LIKE and add your favorite events to your schedule! Ohayocon looks at your LIKES to determine which panels are popular for future conventions, so even if you can’t make a panel, leave your like for those that you’re interested in.

See you there!

Quat & Liz Columbus Kimono

Cleveland Fall Bonsai Show

FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING

Date: Sept 28th & 29th 2019

Address: Rockefeller Park Greenhouse 750 E 88th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44108

Official Site: http://www.clevelandbonsaiclub.org

The Cleveland Bonsai Club is hosting a Fall show the weekend of Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th.

Come and see more than 50 trees and learn about the art of bonsai! Trees will be on display at all stages of development. Vendors will have trees, pots, and other bonsai supplies for sale.

Demonstrations daily! Learn how these trees are selected, potted, wired, trimmed, and cared for from our club masters.

While you’re here, visit the beautiful greenhouses and gardens of Rockefeller Greenhouse.

The show is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted. Free parking!

Night Market Cleveland Returns In 2019

” As the sun sets and the lights come on, Cleveland’s Old Chinatown comes to life as a vibrant and bustling Pan-Asian- fusion street market. Join us for one of Cleveland’s most unique experiences and discover what makes Night Market Cleveland and Asiatown one of Cleveland’s must-see destinations! “

One of the larger festivals focused on Asian culture has returned to the Cleveland Night scene! This unique festival draws attention to Cleveland’s Chinatown as a diverse showcase of local Asian-American owned businesses! In 2017 this event attracted well over 60,000 people which caused it to outgrow it’s venue, and the festival to be put on delay as plans were developed and a new venue located to handle the bustling crowds. The festival is back for the 2019 season and has 4 dates you can attend!

EVENT DETAILS

LOCATION:

2136 Rockwell Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114

The event takes place on Rockwell Ave, between 21st and 24th Street

DATES:

June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, September 27th 2019

“The beauty of events like Night Market Cleveland are twofold. Not only do you get to experience a neighborhood that might not be your regular hangout spot, but you also get to sample food and visit boutique vendors that you might never have known existed. The exposure to the different cultures and culinary delights that our city has to offer is invaluable. Plus, events like this remind us that we are part of a larger community; a community that loves the city of Cleveland and wants to do all it can to promote what the city has to offer, with an ethnic twist.”

– CLE UNLEASHED

Tanabata Festival 七夕祭り

Tanabata Festival 七夕祭り

Hosted by Japan-America Society of Central Ohio

Celebrate Tanabata – the Star Festival – and the Japan-America relationship in Central Ohio at Coffman Park in Dublin on Sunday, July 7!

The traditional Japanese festival Tanabata takes place on the seventh month of the seventh day, believed to be the only day when the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi can meet. We’ll be holding a special celebration on this day, working together with local Japan-related organizations to hold a festival celebrating Japanese culture.

There will be musical performances, food, festival games, and more!

The festival is free and open to all.

Visit http://jas-co.org/event-3349223 for more information.

七夕祭りは7月7日、ダブリンコフマンパークで行われます。
内容
-ゲーム
-食べ物
-音楽の演奏
などなど

無料イベントで、誰でも歓迎です。

ACTIVITIES
Festival Games

yoyo-tsuri (water balloon yoyo fishing) | ヨーヨー釣り
superball-sukui (superball scooping) | スパーボールすくい
wanage (ring toss) | 輪投げ
shateki (target shooting) | 射的
Tanzaku Writing Station | 短冊テント

PERFORMANCES

2:00 – Hiuchi Daiko / 火打太鼓
2:30 – The Columbus Koto Ensemble/ コロンバス琴アンサンブル
3:00 – Columbus Kimono / コロンバス着物
3:30 – J-ART band / J-ARTバンド
4:00 – Break
4:15 – Ukelele Group / ウクレレ隊
4:45 – Dublin Baptist Church ESL Gospel Choir / ダブリンバプテスト教会ESLゴスペルクワイア
5:15 – Dublin Taiko Group / ダブリン太鼓
FOOD

Yakisoba | 焼きそば
Corndogs | アメリカンドッグ
Cotton Candy | 綿あめ
Shaved Ice | かき氷

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style at the Cincinnati Art Museum

CINCINNATI — In Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum from June 28–September 15, 2019, visitors can experience more than 50 ensembles by Japanese, European and American designers including Coco Chanel, Christian Louboutin, John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Rei Kawakubo, Iris van Herpen and Issey Miyake.

Organized by the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the exhibition features fashion from the 1870s to the present day along with kimono, Japanese prints, paintings and textiles.

Kimono—literally translated “thing to wear”—has impacted international fashion since Japan opened its ports to the world in the mid-1850s. The form and silhouette of kimono, its two-dimensional structure and motifs used as surface embellishment, have all been refashioned into a wide array of garments. Kimono revealed new possibilities in clothing design and helped lay the foundation for contemporary fashion design.

The exhibition explores these themes in four sections. The first explores the influence of Japanese aesthetics, called Japonsim, on artists, specifically painters, of the late nineteenth century, who depicted kimono in many of their works. The second section examines kimono’s influence on fashion from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, when couture designs were inspired by the shape and cut of kimono and incorporated Japanesque motifs in their surface decoration. Two of the pieces included in this section address the use of kimono by Westerners as dressing gowns with a Cincinnati connection. The third section examines contemporary fashion and the continued use of variations on the kimono silhouette along with traditional weaving, dyeing and decorative techniques. The final section demonstrates how Japan continues to inspire the world of fashion through popular design, including manga and anime.

From a nineteenth century gown decorated with Japanese-inspired floral motifs to a 1960s dress tied with an obi-like sash to couture designs as recent as 2016, Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style, is a product of international collaboration between Japanese and American institutions. It makes clear that kimono has had a strong presence in fashion and continues to be an inspiration for designers worldwide.

“We are excited to partner with Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) and Asian Art Museum to tell the story of the influence of kimono on contemporary fashions. KCI is renowned for their collection of Western dress and more than 15 exceptional examples of traditional and contemporary fashion have been added to the exhibition from our own permanent collection. We have also supplemented the show with paintings, works on paper and examples of Rookwood pottery that help tell this story. From the 1870s to today, the kimono has continued to be a touchstone for fashion couturiers on a global scale,” said Cynthia Amnéus, Cincinnati Art Museum’s Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is the third of three venues in the United States to present this exhibition. It was previously on view under the title Kimono Refashioned at the Newark Museum in New Jersey and is currently on view at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (February 8–May 5, 2019).

This exhibition’s Cincinnati presentation is organized with the generous support of Huntington Bank and Toyota of Cincinnati. Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style will be on view in the Western & Southern galleries (galleries 232 and 233).

The exhibition was initiated by Akiko Fukai of the Kyoto Costume Institute, and was jointly curated by Rie Nii of the Kyoto Costume Institute, Yuki Morishima and Karin Grace Oen of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Katherine Anne Paul of the Newark Museum, and Cynthia Amnéus of the Cincinnati Art Museum—all of whom contributed to the exhibition and exhibition catalogue.

Tickets for Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style are free for museum members. Tickets will soon be available for purchase by the general public at the Cincinnati Art Museum front desk and online at cincinnatiartmuseum.org. Photography is permitted, but no flash. #CAMfashionImage credit: Toshiko Yamawaki (1887–1960), Japan, Evening Dress with Wave Motif, 1956, silk taffeta with gold-thread embroidery, Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute, Inv. AC12555 2011-8-35AB, Gift from Yamawaki Fashion Art College, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama