Haori’s Hidden Haura Exhibition
Thursday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25 from noon until 6:00 p.m.
Globus Washitsu- 889 Broadway at E. 19th Street, PHC
Globus Washitsu presents Haori’s Hidden Haura in conjunction with their ongoing Kimono Visionaries Series. This exhibition is curated by Ichiro and Yaka Wada of Ichiroya, an Osaka-based vintage kimono house that is renowned for their large selection of kimono that ships worldwide.
Haori, a traditional Japanese kimono-style jacket, are hip- or thigh-length and often had discreet, intricately decorated linings called haura. Come see more than 30 hand-selected haori that contain detailed pictorial linings that expressed the dreams and secret desires of their owners.
From travel scenes of city scapes, steamships, and airplanes to a common theme of Mt. Fuji or animals such as tigers to depicting folkloric motifs, these haori will be displayed inside out to allow viewers to see the spectacular craftsmanship often hidden for only the owner’s eyes.
Leading up to the event be sure to scope out the Haori’s Hidden Haura facebook page as it showcases different haura motifs for a glimpse of what you’ll see. Nothing is as exciting as seeing these pieces in person because you truly are getting to a view a “beautiful secret.”
On the last day of the exhibition, Sunday, March 25, there will also be a “Kimono de Jack” event. Kimono de Jack is an international kimono lovers group that holds flash gatherings for those who love to wear kimono. Join them on Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. for a lunch meet up followed by a special lecture and guided tour of “Haori’s Hidden Haura” with curators Ichiro and Yaka Wada. For more details, check out Kimono de Jack NY’s Facebook page. Kimono wearers of New York, it’s always a great opportunity to wear that kimono you never have a place to wear and meet fellow kimono lovers.