The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents this collection of kimonos along with costumes, several pieces of furniture, souvenirs, and records. Woodblock prints illustrating the life of geishas are also part of the exhibition and include an actual print of Ichimaru herself.
The kimonos in this exhibition reflect her taste from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Ichimaru was born into a poor family and became a geisha in the 1920s and early 30s. She gained a reputation as an elegant and beautiful Geisha who possessed a “nightingale-like voice”. She signed a contract with Victor Records and remained a popular singer who performed in geisha regalia from the 1930s to the 1970s. She died in her nineties.
The kimonos in this exhibition reflect her taste from the 1930s to the 1970s. The costumes are preserved in almost pristine condition and reflect several different styles and methods of decoration