The 4th floor of the Textile Museum of Canada is not open to the public and houses their extensive collection in storage. Walking through rolled carpets and wrapped artifacts is both enticing and frustrating as prying fingers are not allowed. While there, we met up with Hillary Anderson, head conservator, while she unpacked and checked the condition report for the upcoming exhibition From Geisha to Diva: The Kimonos of Ichimaru. Ichimaru (1906 - 1997) was a reknowned Geisha who became a recording artist in the 1930's. Through her carreer as a singer, she continued to dress in full Geisha regalia. The exhibition, opening on January 29th, comprises her collection of kimonos; these garments tell a story of transition from tradition to glitz and glamour. The exhibition runs through to April 11th.