Hat, 1905-1909 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa
Working from 1979 at the KCI, a chief curator since 1990, a director since 1996. Supervised the collection, conservation, research, publishing and exhibitions. Organized several major fashion exhibitions in Kyoto, Tokyo, Paris, and New York, and supervised the catalogs.
Master's degree at the National University of Ochanomizu in Tokyo, and studied Art History at the Université de Paris 4 (Institute des Arts et de l’Archéologie) in Paris.
Working from 2001 at the KCI, an associate curator since 2009, and a curator since 2011. Vice-supervisor of the curatorial section. In charge of KCI's bulletin DRESSTUDY, study of contemporary fashion. Master's degree at the Kyoto University.
Working from 1985 at the KCI, an assistant curator since 1992, and a curator since 2001. In charge of collection, study of fashion from the 18th to the 19th Century. A graduate of the Doshisha University.
Working from 1990 at the KCI, an assistant curator since 2000, an associate curator since 2004, and a curator since 2010. In charge of Digital Archives, publicity work of the curatorial section, and study of fashion in the 20th Century. A graduate of the Kwansei Gakuin University.
Working from 2000 at the KCI, an assistant curator since 2004, an associate curator since 2013. In charge of collecting documents and books for reference. Master's degree at the Kobe Women's University.
Working from 2013 at the KCI as Assistant Curator. In charge of study of fashion in the 19th century. Doctor’s degree at Ochanomizu University.
Working from 2006 at the KCI, in charge of the costume conservation and dressing. A graduate of the Tokyo University of Foreingn Studies.