Silent Maids or a Kimono for the Dead
Portrait Seika Kobayashi
One of the most important Japanese virtues of women is quiet humility and modesty. Wives today still silently serve the family and the husband.
Shinin awase translates to “wrong side” and signifies winding the kimono to the left. Only the deceased are dressed with the kimono on the “wrong side”. The colour white is worn at funerals AND weddings.
Porträt Seika Kobayashi
Dimensions in cm: 50 width x 70 height x 41 depth
Year: 2018 – 2019
Material: Cast in polyurethane, oil paint, brass wire