KIMONO X KOMONO

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Kawaii!!! (So cute!!!) Was that your first response after seeing these adorable miniature Japanese sushi? Well, it was certainly ours. This tiny tromploi are crafted by a mother-daughter duo who have spun traditional kimono silk fabric into small adorable objects. At the exhibition, there was even a table filled with beautiful and intricately made Japanese food and snacks.

Mini Japanese food crafted from traditional kimono fabric | Image: Image: Hawthorne & Heaney from the exhibition KIMONO X KOMONO

The kimono is engraved into the Japanese heritage, being their national costume. Often Kimonos are handed down from generation to generation and treated as an heirloom. In the 21st Century, Kimonos are worn only during special events such as weddings and birthdays. In an effort to revive and modernise kimono, Masako Ishihara (mother) and Tazuko Ishihara (daughter), started to craft Japanese fabrics they had at home into mini kimonos, Japanese food and traditional items. Referencing and using their ancestors kimonos in their design process.

Japanese shoes crafted from silk fabrics | Image: Hawthorne & Heaney

 

Mini Kimonos and seasonal activities crafted from silk fabrics | Image:Image: Hawthorne & Heaney from the exhibition KIMONO X KOMONO

 

Dolls crafted from kimono silk fabrics | Image: Image: Hawthorne & Heaney from the exhibition KIMONO X KOMONO

 

KIMONO X KOMONO | Image: Image: Hawthorne & Heaney from the exhibition KIMONO X KOMONO

 

 

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