Imagine One World Kimono Project
In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics there is a kimono project to create one traditional Japanese kimono to represent all 206 nations on Earth. Slowly but surely a team of world class craftsmen and women are creating one of a kind works of art to represent each nation. The kimono style of choice of course are furisode, as they allow for the grandest of displays and create more of a canvas to work with. With so many wonderful kimono being created, we thought it was time to begin to show case them and introduce you all to this wonderful endeavor.
Imagine One World Kimono Website: http://piow.jp
Republic of France Kimono
"France’s global cultural power was considered in the making of the French Kimono.The concept is French beauty and integrity. The flower chosen to express this is a white lily. A Japanese proverb compares the lily to a beautiful woman. It is an aphrodisiac when standing up, a peony when sitting down, a figure of walking when in motion.This flower is truly representative of an active French woman. Not to be confused with the Fleur-de-Lys in Louis XIV coat of arms. The work is a masterpiece that represents the image of a noble and pure white France, boasting free, relaxed and attractive beauty.The obi is based on a tapestry in the Cluny Museum. The pattern of tricolor small flowers is hand-woven against a French blue background. This work represents both cultural history and spirituality." - Quote from the project Facebook.