Japan Matsuri Presents… Kimono Hour with Anna Jackson, curator of the V&A exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk and Mamiko Sato from Kimono de Go


Anna Jackson is Keeper of the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. A specialist in Japanese textiles and dress, she has written widely on the subject and is the curator of the exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk and editor of the accompanying publication. Her other major research interest is the cultural relationship between Asia and Europe, and in 2004 she was co-curator of Encounters: the Meeting of Asia and Europe 1500-1800. In 2009 she was the lead curator of Maharaja: the Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, which subsequently toured internationally.

She will be in conversation with Mamiko Sato, from Kimono De Go, who participate every year in Japan Matsuri, bringing Kimono fashion to Trafalgar Square. In this fascinating hour of kimono fashion and culture, we get a glimpse at the V&A exhibition: Kimono, Kyoto to Catwalk, alongside hearing about the activities of Kimono De Go and their involvement in the exhibition.

Streaming Sunday 27th, 18:00

Images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum