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Living Colours: Kasane – the Language of Japanese Colour Combinations

5 Apr - 19 May 2019
Mon-Sat 10:00–20:00, Sun & Bank Holidays 12:00-18:00

Japan House London, 101-111 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5SA


Japan House London’s latest exhibition ‘Living Colours: Kasane – the Language of Japanese Colour Combinations’, on from 5 April until 19 May, focusses on natural dyeing techniques and the age-old art of kasane, a concept of layering colours first seen in the court fashions of Heian-period Japan (794-1185 CE).

The exhibition shines a spotlight on the work of the Yoshioka Dyeing Workshop in the ancient capital of Kyoto. Visitors to the exhibition will enter a forest of colour – a series of ceiling-high installations of silk – each one communicating a specific seasonal message.