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ICC Chinese Fashion Cafe – Feel the charm of Chinese traditional clothing -(1/17)


What comes to your mind when you hear Cheongsam?
Is the one-piece dress with side slits? Or the Ancient Chinese clothing that appeared in your textbook? Or imperial costume in Chinese drama? As the country with the largest population in the world, China has different kinds of clothing in different ethnic groups. The traditional attire of Han Chinese is Ancient Chinese clothing and the traditional dress of the Manchu people is Cheongsam, also known as Qipao.

Qipao are becoming more and more popular not only in Asia but all over the world. There are also many graduates here wearing Cheongsam on their graduation ceremony. More people are wearing Cheongsam not only in formal situations like this, but also in daily life.

The culture of wearing Qipao has a really long history which developed as a one of the culture of China. Now, the ICC has invited visiting Prof Yoshiko Kanamaru from Reitaku University, who is also a lecturer at Waseda University, as our special guest to introduce Cheongsam culture to us. There will also be a cafe discussion time with Prof. Kanamaru after the lecture.

Moreover, we are going to show Prof. Kanamaru’s collections in a special Chinese Dress exhibition from January 10th (Fri) to January 20th (Mon) at the ICC lounge. Don’t miss this rare chance to have a look at these special garments up close!

Please come and have a look if you are interested in Chinese culture or  fashion. We are waiting for you all here at the ICC and hope to share more about Chinese culture with you!

Date & Time

17th January (Fri), 2020, 6:15pm-7:45pm (Door open 6:00pm)


ICC Lounge (1st floor, Building 3)


Waseda Students & Staff


Lecture (Japanese), Cafe Time (Free)




Not Required


50 people

Related event: Chinese Dress Exhibition -300 years of Qipao-

Date & Time: 10th January (Fri) – 20th January (Mon), 2020,10:00am-6:00pm
*The ICC lounge is closed on Sunday, and opens till 5:00pm on Saturday
Place: ICC Lounge (1st floor, Building 3)
Eligibility: Waseda Students, Staff and Public
Fee: Free
Registration: Not Required

★Guest: Prof. Kanamaru Yoshiko

The visiting professor at The Faculty of Foreign Studies, Reitaku University, also a part-time lecturer at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Waseda University. She graduated in her major of Chinese, from the Literature Department in the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, at Waseda University and gained her (Literature / Okayama University) specializing in Chinese folklore and Chinese ethnology. She conducted fieldwork surveys focusing on the lifestyle of Miao, Yao, Nashi, Yi, and Tibetan people. She has also arranged 22 exhibitions about Chinese culture and ethnic group culture at Reitaku University since 2006. She has written many books including “Chinese Shandong Ethnography” (Kokon Shoin, 1987), “Chinese minority ecology of Miao” (Kokon Shoin, 2005) and so on.

Kanamaru Lab’s Homepage:


Tel: 03-5286-3990  E-mail: [email protected]

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