*First broadcast on January 26, 2021. The kimono, Japan's national garment, is generally seen as traditional clothing -- something to wear on special occasions. But these days, modern and stylish kimono are making an impact in the fashion world. In a Japanophiles interview, Peter Barakan meets Sheila Cliffe, from the UK, who fell in love with kimono during a trip to Japan, and went on to become an authority on the subject. She talks about her life journey, and presents some contemporary styles.
Sheila Cliffe teaches university students how to put on a kimono
Cliffe introduces examples of color and pattern combinations
Peter Barakan speaks to Cliffe about her love of kimono, and how it developed