Abstract of the Project
The purpose of this project is to hand “Kimono” culture on to the next generation, to develop educational programs and to assist classroom teaching with the intention to transmit the “Kimono” culture to the world.
We focused especially on “Yukata”, which is the most casual “Kimono”, and plan to develop an experiential type of education program for junior high school students or for high school students including how to wear a “Yukata”. By doing so we lay emphasis on “theme learning” which deepens the understanding of a “Kimono” culture.
In this study, we raise awareness to children to create more respect and accession and expansion towards Japanese “Kimono” culture through learning experience how to wear a “Kimono” in the home economics class. We contribute the promotion of understanding of Japan and the cultural exchange corresponding globalization, because it is pursued on the repletion of education on Japanese tradition and culture in "the new courses of study".
In 2008, Bunka Gakuen University was chosen by the Ministry of Education,Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to establish a “Joint Research Center for Fashion and Clothing Culture.”Fashion culture is a field of academic study that is not only related to the study of humanities and social science but also deeply connected to fashion science and technology. This project applied to the public advertisement that “Kimono” culture was one of the research topics, and was adopted.
This study was executed as ‘The development of education program for the cultural folklore and for the transmission of “Kimono”culture - Learning experience of how to wear a“Kimono”and transmission to foreign countries- ’ by the project of three years from 2009 to 2011.
Six researchers are involved with this project. The head of the project is Yayoi Satsumoto (Yokohama National niversity) and co-researchers are Hiroko Kawabata (Saitama University), Kaoru Horiuchi (Yokohama National University) , Michiko Ougizawa (Ibaraki Christian University), Hideko Saito (Yamanashi prefectural University), and Isako Nomiyama (Otsuma Woman's University).
The name of the project is abbreviated on the homepage as follows. © Bunka Fashion Research Institute・Joint Research Center for Fashion and Clothing Culture-20014 :"The education program for the cultural folklore and for the transmission of “Kimono” culture"
English© Bunka Fashion Research Institute・Joint Research Center for Fashion and Clothing Culture-20014
:"The education program for the cultural folklore and for the transmission of “Kimono” culture"