Gagaku Workshops: Kimono Display and Workshop

Friday, March 6, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Free Event

Two leading performers of Gagaku music and Bugaku dance, Naoyuki Manabe and Takao Matsuhisa, will offer a unique glimpse of the unique kimono costumes used in these ancient genres of Japanese performing arts. They will present the elaborate structure of the costumes and their symbolism, and will demonstrate the ritual practices associated with folding and wearing them. Professor Fabio Rambelli (UCSB), organizer of the event, will provide a Japanese-English translation.


Other Gagaku workshops at the museum:

Gagaku History Lecture, March 5, 1:00-2:30PM
Instrument Workshop: Shō (mouth organ), March 6, 2:00-3:30PM