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Fashion in Japan 1945-2020: Shimane

A special event at the Iwami Museum, Shimane

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Iwami Museum, Shimane When: Mar 20th - May 16th 2021, 10:00am - 6:30pm

A special exhibition at the Iwami Museum in Shimane introduces Japanese fashion from the postwar period to the present, and the societal conditions that have shaped the styles and the fashion industry here. The event will look into clothing that runs the gamut from kokumin-fuku (national attire) that was prevalent during World War II, to the rise of kawaii fashion culture. The glimpse into societal factors will look at the change Japan went through from making clothes to buying clothes in the 1960s, the rise of individualistic Japanese designers in the 1970s, and even the influence of social media creating "micro-trends" and accelerating fashion cycles.

The admission price for the exhibition has not yet been determined. Updates will be posted on the official website closer to the commenecement date.

After the Shimane event, the exhibition will move onto The National Art Center in Tokyo - details on that event can be found here.

Getting there

Shimane's Iwami Museum is located approximately 15 minutes on foot from the JR Masuda Station, served by the Sanin Main Line and the Yamaguchi Line.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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