Kimono Fabric Design Competition 2016

The Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Kimono Fabric Design Competition

Exhibition

Kimono’s with the patterns designed by winners of the contest
The exhibition showcases beautiful kimono textiles, developed by the winners and the Yuzen dyeing craftsmen in Japan.
All are very different from traditional kimonos, with new designs and new colors.
Please discover the sensational matches with new creativity and traditional promised quality, and get inspired!

L’exposition
Title Movies (YouTube)
[The Exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands]
[The Exhibition in Cologne, Germany]
[The Exhibition in Japan]
*Related events

Exhibition Information

[The Exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands]
Dates: From 16th November 2016 (wed) until 19th November 2016 (sat)
Opening time: 10:00 - 18:00
Place: Japan Cultural Exchange (JCE)
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177-1 Amsterdam, 1012 RK Netherlands
URL: http://www.japanculturalexchange.nl/
Access: [Tram]DAM (No.1, 2, 5, 13, 25) [Google Maps]

[The Exhibition in Cologne, Germany 1]/Main Venue
Dates: From 25th November 2016 (fri) until 30th November 2016 (wed)
Opening time: Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00 / Sat.: 10:00 - 17:00 *Closed: 27th November 2016 (sun)
Place: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation)
Address: Universitätsstraße 98, 50674 Cologne, GERMANY
URL: http://www.jki.de
Access: [Tram]Universitätsstraße [Google Maps]
[Opening Ceremony in Cologne (at The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne)]
November 25, Friday 18:00 *Admission free. everyone is welcome.


[The Exhibition in Cologne, Germany 2]/Sub-venue
Dates: From 25th November 2016 (fri) until 30th November 2016 (wed)
Opening time: 11:00 - 19:00 *Closed: 27th November 2016 (sun)
Place: GALERIE SMEND
Address: Mainzer Str.31 50678 Cologne GERMANY
URL: http://www.smend.de
Access: [Tram]Ubierring or Chlodwigplatz [Google Maps]
* GALERIE SMEND is a sub-venue. There is no works related to this contest. There will only exhibit the culture of Kimonos.

[The Exhibition in Japan]
Dates: From 28th October 2016 (fri) until 30th October 2016 (sun)
Opening time: 9:00 - 17:00
Place: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Address: Okazaki Park, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
URL: http://www.city.kyoto.jp/bunshi/kmma/en/
Access: [Kyoto city Subway] Higashiyama [Google Maps]

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[The Exhibition in Paris, France]
Dates: From 8th December 2016 (wed) until 11th December 2016 (sun)
Opening time: 11:00 - 19:00
Place: MAISON DU JAPON Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris /Grand Salon(ground floor)
Address: 7c, Boulevard Jourdan, 75014, Paris
URL: http://www.ciup.fr/maison-du-japon/
Access: [RER]B, Cité Universitaire [Google Maps]

[The awards ceremony and the production conference in Paris, France]
Dates: 17th December 2016 (sat), 16:00 - 18:00
Place: Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris /Petite salle(ground floor)
Address: 101 bis, quai Branly 75015 Paris
URL: http://www.mcjp.fr/
Access: [M]6, Bir-Hakeim | [RER]C, Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffe [Google Maps]

Annonce of results

The special prizes and the encouragement awards

This time, in The Kimono Fabric Design Competition 2016, The works below have received prizes.
Congratulations to the winners!

Special prizes Prizewinners
Special prizes 1 The prize of governors of Kyoto
Designed by Olga Tonkha
Special prizes 2 The prize of mayor of Kyoto
Designed by Shaniqua Etienne
Special prizes 3 The Prize of Director of the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation)
Designed by Maritta Billhardt
Special prizes 4 The prize of President of the Japan Cultural Exchange (JCE)
Designed by Tatiana Cardoso da Silva
Special prizes 5 The prize of President of the Japan Textile Dyeing Joint Association
Designed by Adamandia Kapsalis
Special prizes 6 The prize of President of the Japan Textile Dyeing Joint Association
Designed by Tessa M. de Graaf
Special prizes 7 The prize of President of the Japan Textile Dyeing Joint Association
Designed by Marlene Schroeder
Special prizes 8 The prize of President of the Kyoto corporate federation of dyers and colorists
Designed by Sabrina Tolbert
Special prizes 9 The prize of President of the Kyoto corporate federation of dyers and colorists
Designed by Marlies Raasch
Special prizes 10 The prize of President of the Kyoto corporate federation of dyers and colorists
Designed by Tamara Fernandes Peres

Encouragement awards Prizewinners
Encouragement awards 1 Designed by Petra Hofmann
Encouragement awards 2 Designed by JOSEPHINE TABBERT
Encouragement awards 3 Designed by Sarah Wiegratz
Encouragement awards 4 Designed by Noa Price

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Overview of the competition

*Registration period: May 15 to June 20, 2016
Kimono Fabric Design Competition is an international design competition sponsored by Japan Textile Dyeing Joint Association to showcase new creative talents in the world.
The purpose of this competition is to engage with design enthusiasts and expand design capabilities and opportunities that kimono decorations can achieve.

Have you ever heard of ‘Kimono’ ?
This elegant Japanese traditional costume was first worn by people 1300 years ago, has deeply rooted among the people’s heart.

This competition open up to new ideas and creativity. Now the kimono is here for you to design !

Have you ever heard of ‘Kimono’ ?

This elegant and beautiful Japanese traditional costume, was first worn by people 1300 years ago, has deeply rooted among the people’s heart. Yuzen is one of the most original kimono dyeing methods.
Presently, there are only few top craftsmen left with the skills to make Yuzen-style kimono.
The fabric used in Yuzen is the finest quality of silk made in Japan. There, top craftsmen who has long experience draw pattern on it, thus enabling them to make colorful and elegant kimono with fine patterns. Thanks for their patience and careful dyeing, we can enjoy many wonderful kimono masterpiece.




Works using the kimono fabric

In Japan, we produce new goods using kimono fabric and dyeing techniques.

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