Intergenerational schism: rethinking ‘inalienable wealth’ through Japan’s forgotten Kimono

japans kimonos

16th January 2019, 6pm

Julie Valk, lecturer in Anthropology of Japan, Oxford Brookes University

Older generations in Japan see their kimono as inalienable from their families and identities and have an urgent wish to pass them on, whilst many of the younger generation find these collections alienating and would rather not receive them.  This talk explores how this ‘inalienable wealth’ can fail to pass between generations and what happens when this is the case.

Further information

  • Talks take place in the Pitt Rivers Lecture Room, access via Robinson Close, South Parks Road, OX1 3PP.
  • Visitors welcome. Talks free for Friends, £2 for visitors.  
  • Tea served from 6pm, talks begin at 6.30pm.
  • There is no parking at the Museum.

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