BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5057@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20160219T000000Z DTEND:20160219T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Japanese kimono\, long admired for their beauty and rich histor y\, are taking on a new life as a modern fashion statement. The simply con structed\, elegant garment has tremendous power to become a universal form al wear that transcends cultural and ethnic boundaries. Kouichi Fujii\, Pr esident of the hundred-year-old kimono textile company Fujii Shibori in Ky oto\, will be here to discuss the history and delicate process of producin g kimono by master craftsmen\, as well as the obstacles and opportunities for global acceptance. There will also be a viewing of beautiful kimono at the event. If you have your own kimono\, dress up for the occasion! Follo wed by a reception.\n SUMMARY:Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion URL:/en/events/2016/02/19/kimono-on-the-runway-traditional-elegance-in-high / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR