This lecture is being held in conjunction with our Indigo Threads /藍・つむぐ : Weaving Japanese Craftsmanship & American Heritage exhibition.
W. David Marx, the author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style, will speak about the history of jeans in Japan. His lecture will follow the story of the initial interest in the American garment after World War II to the start of Japanese jeans brands during the peak of 1960s countercultures to the Japanese mass import of vintage Levi’s and Lee in the 1980s, and finally, the creation of premium Japanese replica denim which has made Japanese textile mills and brands famous worldwide. In short, the extremely iconic “American” garment has now become a symbol for Japanese craftsmanship and cultural leadership.
This event will be followed by a short reception.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Program begins at 6:30PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior. No admittance after 7:00 PM or once seating is full. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.
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