Fashion in Japan 1945-2020

MORI Hanae,
Hostess gown "chrysanthemum pyjama-dress"
1966, Iwami Art Museum


What Does Japanese Fashion Remind You Of?

Since the 1970s, Japanese fashion culture has garnered worldwide attention for its singular evolution. In addition to examining social conditions and fads of the Meiji Period (1868-1912) that triggered these rich creative expressions, this exhibition provides a comprehensive introduction to Japanese fashion from the post-World War II era to the present. By relying not only on clothing but also on a wealth of documents, including photographs, magazines, and fi¬lms, the exhibition sheds light on those who make the trends, those who wear the clothes, and the media, which links the two, as well as the social phenomenon of fashion in each era. From national uniforms and monpe work pants, dating from and after World War ll, to the works of Japanese designers, who enjoyed a brilliant international career, and the kawaii aesthetic of Japanese young people, this exhibition presents an all-encompassing look at Japan’s world-renowned fashion culture.

Period June 3(Wed.) -August 24(Mon.), 2020
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo, Special Exhibition Gallery 1E
Organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo; Iwami Art Museum, Shimane; The Yomiuri Shimbun, Agency for Cultural Affairs; Japan Arts Council
Co-organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
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