April 18, 2008

Keiko Okamoto's Exhibition "Let's Wear A Kimono"

“Let’s Wear a Kimono” – A Book from Twelve-year Holiday Cards by Keiko Okamoto, a member of SCBWI (Society of Children book Writers and Illustrators) Tokyo.

Keiko Okamoto wrote to me saying, "This is a story about the Japanese zodiac animals preparing their favorite kimonos for the coming New Year. The show will be held in English because the story was originally made for English-speaking people who showed interest in my illustrations."

The gallery is a renovated living room of a 77-year-old Japanese house standing in a traditional area of Ya-Ne-Sen (Yanaka, Nezu, & Sendagi.) The building and the neighborhood often appear in Kimono magazines. The visitors of the gallery can also enjoy the atmosphere of a retrospective Japanese town. Nezu Jinja Shrine will have the Tsutsuji Matsuri Festival and the shopping area will have the Furu Hon Antique Book Fair at the time of the exhibition.

Here's the information:

"Let's Wear a Kimono" - A Book from Twelve-year Holiday Cards
Date: Apr. 24, 2008 - Apr. 29, 2008
Time: 10:00-18:00 (Fir. 11:00-19:00)
At: Gallery Aizome
Map: www.d4.dion.ne.jp/~keiko_o
Direction: Ex. 2 at Nezu Station on Chiyoda line
Take a small path between two Dry Cleaners
Three blocks on the left,
A house with a black wall

Keiko Okamoto

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