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‘Pleasure in the History of Fashion: From the Akira Ishiyama Collection’

SETAGAYA ART MUSEUM

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Staff Writer

Feb. 13-April 10

Though Western fashion was first properly introduced in Japan after the country opened up to foreign trade during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), its presence and subtle influence can be traced back even further. “Pleasure in the History of Fashion” looks at the evolution of Western clothing in Japan from the 16th century to the beginning of the 20th century.

Comprising fashion books, magazines and lithographic plates collected by the late Akira Ishiyama, a scholar of Western clothing, this exhibition also combines garments on loan from the Kobe Fashion Museum collection with historical context.

Setagaya Art Museum; 1-2 Kinuta-koen, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Yoga Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Mon. 03-3415-6011; www.setagayaartmuseum.or.jp