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Kimono canvas makes rare trip outside Japan
Northeast Ohio is one of just two stops for textile impressionist art
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Kubota's son Satoshi now carries on the family tradition.
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An exhibit of Japanese kimonos that became a canvas of artistic masterworks is opening this weekend at the Canton Art Institute. The exhibit is the centerpiece of a three-month celebration of Japanese art and culture.
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The three-month Kimono Fest in Stark County includes a Japanese-film festival and a Kent State University Stark Campus performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado." For more on the events, go to http://www.kimonoexhibit.com/events.htm

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Hi! There is some mis-information regarding Itchiku Kubota's showing of his work. The first time his work was shown, was not in 1995 at the Smithsonian, but was first seen in 1980 at the University of California Fullerton. There are several articles, and images available online, and through other published books to verify this information. Please do make a correction to your article and update your archives.


Posted by: Danielle Delia (Buffalo NY) on December 1, 2015 6:12AM
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