Gagaku Workshops: Kimono Display and Workshop

Event Date: 

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • @ the Museum

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

Event Contact: 

Emily Corb 


  • Workshop

Two leading performers of Gagaku music and Bugaku dance, Naoyuki Manabe and Takao Matsuhisa, will offer a unique glimpse of the unique kimono costumes used in these ancient genres of Japanese performing arts. They will present the elaborate structure of the costumes and their symbolism, and will demonstrate the ritual practices associated with folding and wearing them. Professor Fabio Rambelli (UCSB), organizer of the event, will provide a Japanese-English translation.

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Other Gagaku workshops at the museum: 

Gagaku History Lecture, March 5, 1:00-2:30PM

Instrument Workshop: Shō (mouth organ), March 6, 2:00-3:30PM


Maestro Naoyuki Manabe with his Sho