The Kimono of Junichiro Tanizaki

Yayoi Museum

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“The Makioka Sisters”, written by Junichiro Tanizaki (1886-1965), is a tale of women who love antique kimono. The glamorous actresses of stage and film often appear in kimono, but how did Tanizaki really imagine the kimono of these sisters? This exhibition presents replicas of the kimono worn by these characters based on photos of the family who stood as a model for his literary work. The show features kimono, illustrations, photographs and other related documents from Tanizaki’s oeuvre.

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Schedule

from March 31, 2016 to June 26, 2016
Closed on Mondays. Open every day between 19th April to 8th May.

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