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Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection

April 19 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 7:00 pm

19 April to 25 August 2024

Daily, 10am–7pm | Fridays, 10am–9pm

Peranakan Museum

$6 for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents; $16 for Foreigners


Why and how do we give gifts? The act of gifting is deeply ingrained and takes many forms across histories and cultures. In Japan, the practice of formally presenting gifts with silk covers called fukusa began in the Edo period (1603–1868). These covers were draped or folded over gifts for a variety of occasions, from seasonal festivities to important personal events, and are some of the finest examples of Japanese textile artistry. 


Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection celebrates a major gift of Japanese art from the renowned collector Chris Hall. With over 80 fukusa, kimonos, and related textiles displayed, the exhibition explores craft; trade and exchange between Japan, China, and the West; and the act of gifting across cultures, as seen through a presentation of Peranakan textiles from the National Collection. Visitors are invited to draw connections between gift customs of the past and present through an interactive digital programme, and to participate in hands-on workshops, performances, and tours.


April 19 @ 10:00 am
August 25 @ 7:00 pm
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Peranakan Museum
39 Armenian St
Singapore, Singapore 179941 Singapore
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