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Apollo Mission

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2018 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Rumi Rock specialise in hand-crafted yukata that combine Edo-period skills and sensibilities with a gothic edge. Founded by designer Rumi Shibasaki (b.1963), Rumi Rock is proudly located in Yoshiwara, the former licensed pleasure quarters. This design is inspired by the 1969 Apollo Mission moon landing and is a feat of stencil-cutting by Shibasaki’s collaborator Kaneko Kazuaki (b.1969).


Object details

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Object type
TitleApollo Mission (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Plain weave cotton, stencil resist-dyeing (<i>katazome</i>)
Brief description
Textile length for kimono decorated with 'Apollo Mission' design, stencil-dyed cotton, by Rumi Rock, Tokyo, 2018
Physical description
Length of cotton kimono fabric, plain weave cotton with stencil-dyed decoration of astronauts, lunar modules and the moon in the foreground with earth in the background.
Dimensions
  • Width of fabric width: 390mm (Note: Measured by textile conservation)
  • Length: 1250cm
  • Side of roll diameter: 78mm (Note: Measured by Textile Conservation)
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Place depicted
Summary
Rumi Rock specialise in hand-crafted yukata that combine Edo-period skills and sensibilities with a gothic edge. Founded by designer Rumi Shibasaki (b.1963), Rumi Rock is proudly located in Yoshiwara, the former licensed pleasure quarters. This design is inspired by the 1969 Apollo Mission moon landing and is a feat of stencil-cutting by Shibasaki’s collaborator Kaneko Kazuaki (b.1969).
Collection
Accession number
FE.1-2019

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Record createdMay 1, 2018
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