In recognition of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present a program on the culture and tradition of Japan and the kimono on Saturday, May 26, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Large Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land on the UH campus.
In the program, “Let’s Talk: Japanese Culture and Kimonos,” Christina Banta will discuss some of the traditions of the Japanese culture, with special focus on the kimono. Learn about the history of kimonos, including what they are and how to wear them. Banta will also discuss Japanese dance, calligraphy, and the geisha.
Banta has collected kimonos since 1998, and she later lived and worked in Japan for nearly five years. She currently works as a middle-school teacher in Houston, and continues to study Japanese dance.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.