Akemi Solloway will be hosting a special event in September revolving around the the history of the kimono as part of a fundraising exercise for Aid For Japan.
The presentation will explore the history of the traditional Japanese attire through to the present day, including the fusion of the kimono in current fashion.
The event takes place at Strawberry Hill House, the Gothic-style villa developed by author Horace Walpole in the 1700s. Noted as an internationally famous example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture, Strawberry Hill underwent a £9 million 2-year restoration project in recent years.
The History of the Kimono takes place on Thursday 29th September at 19:00. Tickets are priced at £20 each and can be ordered directly from the Strawberry Hill website.
All proceeds from this fundraising event will be split 50/50 between Aid for Japan and The Strawberry Hill Trust Charity.