The event features Japanese multidisciplinary artist and scholar, Mami Takahashi. Ms. Takahashi will offer a presentation about kimono, including history, the different types of kimono, seasonality, and how to wear kimono. Participants will then form small groups and practice wearing kimono.
**Note that there will only be 5 set of women’s kimono and 1 set of men’s kimono**
Mami Takahashi is a Japanese multidisciplinary artist and a scholar based in Portland. She received her MFA in Contemporary Studio Practice from Portland State University in 2013. She earned a BFA in Japanese painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design (Japan) where she was awarded a prize for her thesis work. Takahashi also obtained an Associate of Fine Art in Aesthetics from Aoyama-gakuin Women’s College (Japan). As an artist, she uses various art-making methods: from traditional art and craft techniques, such as paper making, woodblock printing, and Japanese painting, to writing and scientific-technological approaches, such as chemical reactions and digital modulated sound systems. Her work has been collected and exhibited internationally. Currently, she is a research scholar at the University of Oregon focusing on the conceptual understanding of Japanese aesthetics as well as an independent curator working nationally.