Digital Archives

Yves Saint- Laurent, Detail of "Mondrian" Dress, Autumn/Winter 1965 © The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa

A digital archives including digitized versions of holdings is available to the public in the KCI Study Room, reservation-only basis. Providing support for the work of designers and researchers, text and visuals are available for all 13,000 items (costume, underwear, accessories, etc.) in the collection. The KCI Digital Archives on the KCI website presents image and text information for approx. 300 objects in the collection, arranged in chronological order.

© The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure © The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Masayuki Hayashi © The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama

And the KCI Digital Archives at Spiral Building in Tokyo also presents high-resolution images and text information for 300 objects in our collection. It is free for charge, without reservation, but is closed sometime for the business reason of the building.

Address : 5-6-23, Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Access : In front of exit B1 of Omote-sando station.
Please use Ginza-line, Hanzomon-line or Chiyoda-line of Tokyo Metro.

We are showing all pieces of our collection at the KCI Study Room.
※It is required in advance of the reservation.

Hours Monday and Wednesday 13:00-17:00,
except for National Holidays and New Year season.
Fee Free of charge. Maximum 2 hours.
Costs incurred for printing.
Number of users Only 1 person at one time.
Contents Text and image of 13,000 pieces of our collection.
Address The Kyoto Costume Institute
103, Shichi-jo, Goshonouchi Minamimachi, Shimogyo-ku,
Kyoto, Japan
Reservation only To Make an appointment
Method 1: Please download, fill out the form and fax to us.
Fax: +81(75)321-9219
Method 2: Please send us an e-mail with the following
Name, affiliation, e-mail address
Time, date and year of desired visit, research subject, number of persons.