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Not currently on display at the V&A
On short term loan out for exhibition

Kimono

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 a feat of stencil-cutting by Shibasaki’s collaborator Kaneko Kazuaki (b.1969). At first glance, the motif appears to be waves, but is actually Edo-period hairstyles.


Object details

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Object type
Materials and techniques
Plain weave cotton, stencil resist-dyeing (katazome)
Brief description
Summer kimono (yukata), cotton with stencil-dyed decoration, by Rumi Rock, Tokyo, 2018
Physical description
Summer kimono (yukata) of plain weave cotton with pattern of Edo-period hairstyles created using the stencil resist-dyeing (katazome) technique.
Gallery label
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 a feat of stencil-cutting by Shibasaki’s collaborator Kaneko Kazuaki (b.1969). At first glance, the motif appears to be waves, but is actually Edo-period hairstyles. (29/02/2020)
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 a feat of stencil-cutting by Shibasaki’s collaborator Kaneko Kazuaki (b.1969). At first glance, the motif appears to be waves, but is actually Edo-period hairstyles.
Bibliographic references
  • Jackson, Anna (editor), Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, London: V&A Publications, 2020
  • Rout, Josephine, Japanese Dress in Detail, London: Thames & Hudson, 2020
Collection
Accession number
FE.2-2019

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Record createdMay 1, 2018
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