A Kabuki costume, there are very many Japanese traditional techniques,devices,meanings and stories on it.
The lecture about it opened at Meguro-Gajoen in Meguro-ku, Tokyo on 8th January.
The speaker,Mr.Ebisawa who is executive director of the biggest company of a Kabuki costume in Japan,Shochiku costumes.
His lecture was very interesting for me.
Some kabuki costumes were put on display.
These Kimono were not used now.
A lot of costume are keeping material for study.
One Kabuki costume has used for about 40 years only.
Because the cloth has changed thin.
Also their colors have changed by stage lighting, sweat of actors, and Japanese stage cosmetics.
As for Kabuki costume,some books were published,but the exhibition is a little rare in Tokyo.
Anyway, Mr.Ebisawa allowed an audience to touch displayed Kabuki costumes.
Then, after this lecture, I've touched Kabuki costume for the first time!
No better chance will ever come along!