Make a (Katazome) Kimono

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As part of a series of resources examining Japanese art, individuals create a colorful, stenciled kimono (Katazome) using the provided templates. Complete instructions for the activity are included in the packet.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide younger artists with pre-cut stencils
  • Survey community resources to find kimonos that could be brought into the classroom and/or individuals who might demonstrate how the kimono is worn
  • Preview the attached video to determine what, if any, information from the almost two-hour tape to share with learners
Pros

  • Images of traditional kimonos are included 
  • The directions are specific and detailed
Cons

  • Very little background information is provided on the history of kimonos, their purpose, and design