Shigeko Ikeda “Yokohama Style”

Sogo Museum of Art

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Shigeko Ikeda (1925 - 2015) was a collector, designer and stylist credited as being responsible for rekindling the trend for vintage kimono. Kimonos that had enjoyed their heyday during the Meiji (1869-1912), Taisho (1912-1926), and early Showa (1926-1989) eras found a new lease of life at the hands of women of the Heisei (1989-) period who wore them in a new contemporary way. While she paid attention to the specific suitability, period and seasonality of kimono, in her styling the Yokohama-born Ikeda had a preference for chic Edo tastes rather than Kyoto’s more refined elegance. To be bold yet graceful. Her unique “Yokohama Style” picking up on elements of Edo tradition focused to the fine line between being overly chic and erring towards becoming unsophisticated.
This exhibition shining the spotlight on Shigeko Ikeda is organized around the concept of “handing down aesthetic sensibilities” and will feature around 150 items. You can learn how Yukiko Ikeda inherited Shigeko’s aesthetic approach, and see the kimono that the two women produced together for the beauty brand IKKO on display.
Furthermore, Shigeko Ikeda’s private room will be reconstructed here, and the changes that kimonos and the aesthetic sensibilities surrounding them underwent can be traced through the archive copies of “Fujingaho” and “Utsukushii kimono” exhibited.

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Talk Event: Shigeko Ikeda and Yokohama Style
Date: Dec. 13 (Wed) 14:00-15:99
Speakers: Kyoko-Tomikawa (editor of “Fujingaho” and “Utsukushii kimono”), Rieko Adachi (kimono journalist), Yukiko Ikeda
Venue: Inside the exhibition space
Capacity: 60
Admission: Adults: ¥500 (exhibition admission ticket also required, no booking required), Junior High School Students and Under: Free

Gallery Talk
Date: Dec. 22 (Fri), Jan. 6 (Sat), 15:00-
Speaker: Yukiko Ikeda
Venue: Inside the exhibition space
Admission: Free (exhibition admission ticket required, no booking required)

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Schedule

from December 13, 2017 to January 08, 2018
Closing at 19:00 on Dec. 31 (Sun).

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