The beautiful panels below are Judy's.Wall quilts, kimonos, embroidery and a weaving.
Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation ... until April 25th. Well worth a visit!
At the opening, Eri Akai demonstrated how to wear kimono. She explained some of the culture around the Kimono. Kimonos for the young and the bride were more colourful with long flowing sleeves. A More mature woman was reflected in her Kimono.The process of dressing would be difficult to do yourself. It consists first of tying the Kimono up, depending upon the woman's height. Next the waist is bound in. The Obi is wound and tied into the bow.
Finished - for a young woman to be a guest at a wedding. Here is more information: http://www.japanesekimono.com/wear_a_kimono.htm