A Day At the Museum – Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

Let me start of by saying that this place is AMAZING!!! I can’t remember the last time I have visited any of the museums in the museum district. It’s actually really sad that I haven’t taken the time out to explore all of this great culture that we have in and throughout the city. Obviously, everyone else knows how fantastic this museum is, because it was so packed on the day that I visited. On this particular Sunday , I was thinking to myself that I should have been doing this long ago. DSCN0164DSCN0163

I was invited to attend a fashion show introducing the Samurai: The Way of the Warrior exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  This exhibit was showcasing over 700 years of Japanese history and tradition. How amazing is that! The fashion show modelled jaw-dropping kimonos that are worn in the Japanese culture. They were of all different patterns, colors, and meanings. One of the interesting things that I learned was that they kimonos with the longer sleeves were for single women and married women wore shorter sleeves.

I learned so much about the most traditional piece of fashion to the Japanese culture. The trend that I have adopted in fashion world and wear so freely has a history that continues to hold tradition and meaning for an entire culture.

If you are looking for something to do, you want to definitely check out this exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science in the Museum District of Houston, Texas.  The exhibit will be in place until September 13, 2015.

Kimono tied with a decadent "obi" or "sash"

Kimono tied with a decadent “obi” or “sash”

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Houston Fashion Bloggers at the Museum

Houston Fashion Bloggers at the Museum

Performing a Kimono wrap

Performing a Kimono wrap

Elder performing a traditional dance.

Elder performing a traditional dance.

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