"Fashion in Japan 1945-2020"

The World’s First Major Exhibition of Postwar Japanese Fashion from Monpe Work Pants to the Sustainability!

Japanese fashion designers began gaining worldwide acclaim in the 1970s. Until now, Japanese fashion has been discussed as if it suddenly came out of nowhere with the emergence of these designers, but this is not the case. After Japan began modernizing, dressmaking and tailoring were introduced in the Meiji Era (1868-1912) and became widely popular after World War II, and Japan developed its own unique sartorial culture.


This exhibition follows the unique trajectory of Japanese clothing, especially in post-World War II Japan, as seen from both sides: that of designers who transmit culture by creating clothes and ideas, and that of users who receive it by wearing the clothes and at times create era-defining grassroots fashion movements. It offers a comprehensive overview that references the predominant media of each era, such as newspapers, magazines, and advertisements.


This is the world’s first large-scale exhibition to unravel the varied threads of modern Japanese fashion history, from the dawn of Westernstyle fashion in Japan to the latest avant-garde trends, while providing social and historical context.

Overview / Access

Tokyo Venue

Period

Wednesday, June 9 - Monday, September 6, 2021

Venue

The National Art Center, Tokyo / Special Exhibition Gallery 1E

7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558

Closed

Tuesdays

Opening Hours

10:00-18:00

  • * Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

(Opening hours for the exhibition are subject to change)

Organized by

The National Art Center, Tokyo; Iwami Art Museum, Shimane;
The Yomiuri Shimbun; Nippon Television Network Corporation;
BS Nippon Corporation;

Co-organized by

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Supported by

J-WAVE

Cooperated by

NANASAI CO.,LTD.

Inquiries

+81(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

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Access

  • Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / Nogizaka Station / Direct access from Exit 6
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Roppongi Station (H04) / Approximately 5-minute walk from Exit 4a
  • Toei Oedo Subway Line / Roppongi Station(E23) / Approximately 4-minute walk from Exit 7
  • * No Parking

Shimane Venue

Period

Saturday, March 20 - Sunday, May 16, 2021

Venue

Iwami Art Museum

5-15 Ariake-cho, Masuda-shi, Shimane-ken, 698-0022 JAPAN

Closed

Tuesdays

  • * Open on May 4 (Tue.)

Opening Hours

9:30-18:00

  • * Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Organized by

Iwami Art Museum, Shimane; The National Art Center, Tokyo;
The Yomiuri Shimbun; Culture Foundation of Shimane Prefecture;
Nihonkai Telecasting Co.,Ltd; The San-in Chuo Simpo Newspaper Co.,Ltd; The Chugoku Shimbun; Agency for Cultural Affairs;
Japan Arts Council

Cooperated by

NANASAI CO.,LTD.

Supported by

Council to interact with art and culture; JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION MATSUE STATION

Inquiries

+81(0) 856-31-1860

Website

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Venue: Iwami Art Museum Exhibition room C

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Access

  • JR益田駅から約1km(→バス:約5分、徒歩:約15分)
  • JR益田駅から石見交通バス(医光寺行き)約5分(→「グラントワ前」バス停下車)
  • ※バスは10分~15分間隔で運行
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