BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20100804T000000Z DTEND:20100804T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<!-- [if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w :View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser /> </w:WordDocu ment> </xml><![endif]-->\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><strong><span style="font-size: 16pt\;">Beauty of Japan &ndash\ ; Japanese Kimono Show </strong>\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; l ine-height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 16pt\;">August 4\, 7pm\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><strong><span sty le="font-size: 12pt\;">National Nikkei Museum &amp\; Heritage Centre </st rong>\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\;">6688 Southoaks Crescent\, Burnaby\, BC\n\n<p sty le="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span style="font-siz e: 12pt\;">Tickets: $12\n 10 concession and NNMHC members\n\n<p style="mar gin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt \;">604.777.7000\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: norma l\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\;">\n\n<p style="marg in-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\ ;"><!-- [if !supportEmptyParas]-->&nbsp\;<!-- [endif]-->\n\n<p style ="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\;">\n A group of kimono teachers and students lead by Mineko Ukai fr om Nishinomiya\, Japan are travelling specially to the National Nikkei Mus eum &amp\; Heritage Centre to present <strong>Beauty of Japan &ndash\; Jap anese Kimono Show</strong> on Wednesday\, August 4\, 2010\, at 7pm. Experi ence the virtues of wearing a kimono and expect to see myriads of kimono w orn for different occasions and seasons.\n\n<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.00 01pt\;"><span style="font-family: Calibri\;"><!-- [if !supportEmptyPara s]-->&nbsp\;<!-- [endif]-->\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line -height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\;">In the program&rsquo\;s first scene\, women&rsquo\;s seasonal kimono for spring\, summer\, fall\, and winter will be introduced. Scene two will show three kinds of obi: <e m>Han haba\, Nagoya</em> \, and <em>Fukuro Obi</em> . In scene three\, kim ono worn for special occasions will be showcased: <em>Shichigosan</em> \, <em>Jusan-mairi</em> \, and Coming-of-Age Day. Thirty kimono teachers and models\, including one man\, a handful of children\, and some local models \, will come together on stage for the finale. When wearing kimono manners such as bowing\, walking\, sitting\, and virtues of the heart &ndash\; ha rmony\, respect\, purity\, and tranquility &ndash\; will also be illustrat ed throughout the show (with English and Japanese commentary). A reception with refreshments will follow\, and audiences will have a chance to mingl e with the kimono bearers. Please join us for a spectacular and rare oppor tunity to appreciate Japanese kimono with those who keep the tradition ali ve.&nbsp\;\n\n<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt\;"><span style="font-fami ly: Calibri\;"><!-- [if !supportEmptyParas]-->&nbsp\;<!-- [endif]--> \n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span style ="font-size: 12pt\;">Kimono and items created from kimono fabric will be o n sale in the lobby\, which is accessible to everyone with or without tick ets.\n\n<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt\;"><span style="font-family: Ca libri\;"><!-- [if !supportEmptyParas]-->&nbsp\;<!-- [endif]-->\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><strong><span sty le="font-size: 12pt\;">Mineko Ukai </strong> <span style="font-size: 12pt \;"> is the founder of the renowned <em>Motomi Kimono School</em> in Nishi nomiya\, Japan. Twenty members from her three kimono classes will accompan y her for this show. As a young girl Ukai loved watching her mother and ot hers wear kimono and began learning how to dress her own children for <em> Shichigosan</em> . Ukai began teaching kimono classes in 1973. By 1976\, s he established Motomi Kimono School and held kimono classes at Danjo Publi c Hall and Takagi Public Hall. Her skill in weaving and braiding <em>obiji me</em> led to invitations to San Francisco&rsquo\;s Little Tokyo\, for th e Cherry Blossom Kimono Shows and braiding workshops (in 1977 to 1979). In 1994\, Ukai-sensei and members from the Koto Public Hall kimono class tra velled to Canada to present a Japanese Kimono show at Queen&rsquo\;s Unive rsity in Kingston\, Ontario. After nearly 40 years as a kimono teacher\, U kai still teaches three weekly kimono classes with 25 to 30 members in att endance. Ten kimono teachers meet weekly for advanced classes in Ukai-sens ei&rsquo\;s home. Together they study the history of kimono\, design\, and the preservation of <em>kitsuke</em> &ldquo\;the art of wearing kimono&rd quo\; in every-day Japanese life.\n\n<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt\;" ><span style="font-family: Calibri\;"><!-- [if !supportEmptyParas]-->&n bsp\;<!-- [endif]-->\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height : normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\;">For more information about kim ono\, Mineko Ukai\, and members from her Motomi Kimono School please visit :\n\n<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt\;"><span style="font-family: Calib ri\;">\n\n<p style= "margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\;"><!-- [if !supportEmptyParas]-->&nbsp\;<!-- [endif]-->\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span style="font- size: 12pt\;">The <strong>National Nikkei Museum &amp\; Heritage Centre</s trong> is a multi-use facility at the corner of Kingsway and Sperling in B urnaby\, BC. Officially opened on September 22\, 2000\, the Centre houses the National Nikkei Heritage Centre and the Japanese Canadian National Mus eum.\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span s tyle="font-size: 12pt\;">The Centre&rsquo\;s mandate is to promote a bette r understanding and appreciation by all Canadians of Japanese Canadian cul ture and heritage\; and an awareness by all Canadians of the contribution of Japanese Canadians to Canadian society\, through public programs\, exhi bits\, services\, publications\, public use of the facilities and special events.\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-height: normal\;"><spa n style="font-size: 12pt\;">In addition to offering its own programs\, the NNM&amp\;HC has a number of rooms available for rent for many purposes in cluding meetings\, demonstrations\, weddings\, receptions\, small conferen ces\, and other special events.\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; lin e-height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\;"><!-- [if !supportEm ptyParas]--><!-- [endif]-->\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line -height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\;"><!-- [if !supportEmp tyParas]--><!-- [endif]-->\n\n DTSTAMP:20230208T073417Z SUMMARY:Beauty of Japan – Japanese Kimono Show URL:/en/events/2010/08/04/beauty-of-japan-japanese-kimono-show/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR