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Japan, briefly intertwined with Geldrop


Weaving Museum Geldrop
Weverijmuseum Geldrop
Molenstraat 21
5664 HV Geldrop
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The Weaving Museum is organizing a very special exhibition from 23 July to 2 September 2021. The museum has had the unique opportunity to make a selection of various kimonos and accessories from the rich collection of private collectors Adri van Hoegee and G. van der Linden of the former Silk Museum In Meliskerke.

The kimono is one of the most evocative pieces of clothing. The cultural icon of Japan has a long history, which grew from the loose court dress to the elegant and timeless national costume of Japan. The word kimono meaning "the thing to wear" is a T-shaped robe for men, women and children.

The Weaving Museum in Geldrop has the unique opportunity to show a selection from the extensive kimono collection Van Hoegee / Van der Linden. The kimonos date from the period 1870 - 1990. The exhibition takes the visitor into the fascinating world of the kimono.

Obis, Haoris and more
Colorfully decorated silk kimonos for women and young women combined with impressive obi, the wide belt that keeps the kimono in place and accessories such as the front of the hair form the lion's share of the exhibition. There are different types of kimono on display for young women and ladies, worn on various occasions such as weddings, special celebrations and going out. They are completed with a short overkimono, the haori. The lovely and cheerful kimonos for girls and boys with cranes and turtles protective symbols for a long and happy life indicate how much love and happiness the mother wishes for the child. The men's kimonos with their subdued colors and fabrics on the outside surprise with intriguing decorations in the lining that reveal fascinating stories. The kimono costume can be seen in prints and dolls in the exhibition. All kimonos on display are a real feast for the eye, but certainly also for the ear; they each tell their story. Will you come and discover it?


  • from €3.50 to €12.50



  • For all agesYes

Target group

  • ChildrenYes
  • GroupsYes
  • FamiliesYes
  • Young peopleYes
  • PupilsYes
  • StudentsYes
  • AdultsYes
  • Senior citizensYes