Exhibition ‘Kimono’ at Quai Branly Museum Exhibition ‘Kimono’ at Quai Branly Museum

Exhibition ‘Kimono’ at Quai Branly Museum Discover the history of the traditional Japanese garment, spanning more than a thousand years from its origins to the present.


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What to expect

‘That which is worn’ is the meaning of the word kimono, a garment that appeared over 1,000 years ago in Japan. Originally for everyone, regardless of social status and gender, it was exported to the West when Japan opened up to foreign trade in the mid-19th century.

Today, it is regularly revisited by leading fashion designers, and also in an innovative way by young Japanese.

The exhibition has been designed by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and provides a comprehensive overview of the kimono across the centuries and continents.

What is included :

  • Priority access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions

Kimono ensemble, HIROCOLEDGE by Hiroko Takahashi Japan, 2009 © Image courtesy of Hiroko Takahashi

Please note

The booking of a date and time slot for a visit is mandatory in order to gain entry to the exhibition (subject to availability). The link to select the date and time of your visit will be indicated on your e-ticket. We advise you to book your date and time slot as far in advance as possible.

Admission to Museum is free for the following visitor categories (valid ID or proof of entitlement required):
- Children under 18
- 18-25 year olds resident in the European Union
- All visitors on the first Sunday of each month

Suitcases, travel bags and rucksacks larger than A3 are prohibited. Access to the museum can be denied in that case.

As part of the Vigipirate program security controls are put in place at the entrance of Parisian museums and monuments. In case of a large attendance, these controls can create a waiting time which cannot be skipped.


Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 7pm, and until 10pm on Thursdays.

Open on Mondays from 10:30am to 7pm

Closed on 25 December and 1 May.

Garden hours: from 9:15am to 7:30pm Tuesday to Sunday.


- An emblematic and characteristic garment of Japan's identity



37 quai Branly
75007 Paris
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