This is an exhibit at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. During the early 20th century, a majority of Japanese women continued to wear traditional kimono but it evolved to reflect the introduction of vibrant synthetic colors, new modes of textile production, and bold abstract and figurative design motifs, often inspired by Western art movements and important current events. The exhibit features more than thirty captivating examples from LACMA’s permanent collection exhibited for the first time. Most were worn for daywear so many were not saved like the ceremonial kimono. Most were worn from the 1920’s to the 1950’s.


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