Bingata Exhibition in the US

Traditional Ryukyu dancing women in bingata clothes lined up during the Juri Uma Festival

Bingata (紅型) is a method of dyeing cloth born in Okinawa. Currently, a collection of those beautiful bingata works is being exhibited at the George Washington University Museum in Washington DC, the United States until January 30th, 2017.

If you were interested in this Okinawa’s traditional art and happened to be around Washinton DC, it would be worth visiting the museum. For more detail, check out the university museum’s website HERE.

A young female traditional Ryukyu dancer in bingata clothes performing the Juri Uma dance during the festival

The photos here are examples of bingata clothes worn by Okinawan traditional dancers during the Juri Uma (ジュリ馬) Festival in Naha.

Traditional Ryukyu dancing women in bingata clothes wait for their turn during the Juri Uma Festival.

Traditional Ryukyu dancing women in a line, and one of them turns back

Photos taken in Naha, Okinawa, 2015-16.

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