Opening of the Itchiku Kubota Kimono Exhibit at the Textile Museum of Canada

From left: Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito; Exhibit Curator Jacqueline Marx Atkins;
Ms. Emma Quin, Executive Director of the Textile Museum of Canada;
and Exhibit Coordinator Victor Mudretsov.

On Feb. 7, the exhibit Artistry in Silk: The Kimono of Itchiku Kubota opened at the Textile Museum of Canada, and Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito attended the opening ceremony. This exhibit features 41 works by Itchiku Kubota, known for his work with the decorative technique called tsujigahana. The exhibit will be on until May 13. Details are available on the Textile Museum of Canada website:

This exhibit is one of the official commemorative events of the 90th anniversary of Japan-Canada diplomatic relations. In her remarks, Consul-General Ito gave an explanation of tsujigahana’s history and the accomnplisment of Itchiku Kubota. Saké was also served at the reception to promote Japanese culture.

Consul-General Ito gives remarks.

Executive Director Quin gives remarks.

Remarks by Mr. Mudretsov who coordinated the exhibit.

Ms. Atkins, the Exhibit Curator, gives remarks.

Guests enjoy the exhibition.

The saké served at the reception.