The patterns which adorn clothing and textiles carry on precious tradition while, stimulated by the trends of the day, creating something new. Since the early Showa period, the department store Matsuzakaya has sought to create new designs for traditional Japanese clothing, gathering costumes and fabric (even the smallest fragments of cloth) from various eras and regions within Japan and abroad. The resultant collection illustrates the richness and diversity of patterns, as well as their transformation.
While looking for meaning through patterns from the collection, this exhibition also examines the lifestyles and emotions of people as reflected in patterns. More than just fun to look at, this is a textile design collection which is sure to stir your creative passion. Why not embark on a quest to find your favorite pattern?
When: Until Sun. 6 Dec. (9:30 - 17:00; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mondays (open 23 Nov. [nat. hol.]) and the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Where: Nagoya City Museum (名古屋市博物館), Mizuho Ward (瑞穂区)
Access: A 5-minute walk from Sakurayama Sta. (桜山駅, S11) Exit 4 on the Subway Sakura-dori Line (地下鉄桜通線)
Admission: General admission 1,300 Yen; University & Senior HS students 900 Yen; Junior HS students & younger 500 Yen; Bearers of a Certificate of Disability or Intractable Disease Patient Medical Subsidy Recipient Certificate and up to 2 accompanying persons receive a 50% discount at door upon presentation of certificate. Proof of ID required for University, Senior & Junior HS students.