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  • Costumes of celebration

    Pola Museum Annex
    15 January – 21 February 2016

    For New Year 2016, this gallery in Ginza will be adorned with the genealogy of “beauty” blossomed during the Edo Period. The exhibition is organized around four themes of “marriage” (literarily, woman’s marriage into a family), “rites of passage to adulthood”, “celebratory costumes” and “auspicious designs”. It sheds light on customs and attires of special occasions: wedding kimonos, auspicious accessories and tools, makeup items that marrying women brought in from their natal home, and women’s rites of passage such as the blackening of teeth and shaving eyebrows after marriage.

    The exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversary of Pola Research Institute of Beauty & Culture, engaged in studies and dissemination of information on “cosmetics, women and aesthetics”.

    Pola Museum Annex "Iwai no yosohoi" Keisai Eisen (article by amuzen)
    Pola Museum Annex "Iwai nosohoi" (article by amuzen)
    Pola Museum Annex "iwai no yosohoi" wedding kimono (article by amuzen)

  • Place name Pola Museum Annex
    (in Japanese) ポーラ ミュージアム アネックス
    Website go to website (in Japanese)
    Phone 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
    Dates 15 January – 21 February 2016
    *open every day during the exhibition
    Opening hours 11 am – 8 pm (last admission 7:30 pm)
    Price Free
    Address 3F, Pola Ginza Building
    1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 1 min walk from Ginza-Itchome Station (Tokyo Métro Yurakucho Line, Exit 7)
    • 5 min walk from Yurakucho Station (JR Lines)
    • 6 min walk from Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza, Marunouchi and Hibiya Lines, Exit A9)

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.


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