Kimono: Comparison & Alteration
A lecture & performance on new movement & tradition of Japanese Kimono culture

9 February 2018

10 February 2018

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)


© Guraku Akifusa

Join us for a lecture and performance on Kimono and traditional Japanese dance by Grand Master Guraku Akifusa (秋房愚楽), where he will be bringing you to the past, present and future of Kimono. There will be two different sessions held at Japan Creative Centre (JCC) and library@esplanade. Be sure to catch and register for this exclusive event with us!

About the event

© Akifusa Guraku

Despite Kimono being a popular traditional Japanese costume, many people, including Japanese, do not know the history of Kimono and the evolution of new movements that has influenced materials, design, and culture.

Over the decades, Kimono has been greatly influenced by society’s conditions, Kabuki (traditional Japanese dance-drama), Nihon Buyo (traditional Japanese dance) and new trends, but has nevertheless, preserved its traditional style at the same time. Today, Kimono is being worn and enjoyed not only by Japanese, but also many people from around the world.

Mr. Guraku Akifusa, Grand Master of Nihon Buyo, will be talking about the special history and comparing the differences between traditional and new style Kimono culture, as well as performing a traditional Japanese dance wearing Kimono with Maihime (舞姫).

Register for the event


Friday, 9 February 2018


Saturday, 10 February 2018


6:30pm - 8:30pm (Registration starts 6pm)


3pm - 5pm (Registration starts 2:30pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore

4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


8 Raffles Avenue #03-01
Singapore 039802





To register for the event, please email the following details to with the subject Akifusa Guraku Kimono 2018:

1. Full Name
2. Preferred Session (Kindly indicate JCC or library@esplanade)
3. Number of persons (including yourself)
4. Mobile Number

Please register early to avoid disappointment. We regret that as there is limited seating, seats will be confirmed only upon receipt of confirmation email from JCC. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

About Guraku Akifusa

© Guraku Akifusa

Mr Guraku Akifusa was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1974. He started to learn Nihon Buyo from his mother at the age of 5 years old. He received his master title as Wakayagiryu when he was 25 years old.

In 2001, he moved to Osaka and started learning "Kyo-mai" and "Kamigata-mai" from other masters who works in Osaka and Kyoto. He further developed his own style of Nihon Buyo in 1999, which is now called “Akifusaryu”. Mr Akifusa currently conducts classes in Osaka and Kobe.

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