Underneath the ‘Orientalist’ kimono

Is it “racist” for non-Japanese to wear kimono? That question has been fiercely debated since protesters entered Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in late June to decry an exhibition encouraging visitors to try on a red uchikake kimono in front of a 1876 painting by Claude Monet of his wife weari

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/07/18/books/underneath-orientalist-kimono/#.VatTz7XU1kr