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The Social Life Of Kimono

Author : Sheila Cliffe
ISBN : 9781472585554
Genre : History
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The kimono is an iconic garment with a history as rich and colourful as the textiles from which it is crafted. Deeply associated with Japanese culture both past and present, it has often been thought of as a highly gendered, rigidly traditional and unchanging national costume. This book challenges that perception, revealing the nuanced meanings and messages behind the kimono from the point of view of its wearers and producers, many of whom – both men and women – see the garment as a vehicle for self-expression. Taking a material culture approach, The Social Life of Kimono is the first study to combine the history of the kimono as a fashionable garment with an in-depth exploration of its multifaceted role today on both the street and the catwalk. Through case studies covering historical advertising campaigns, fashion magazines, interviews with contemporary kimono designers, large scale and small craft producers, and consumers who choose to wear them, The Social Life of Kimono gives a unique insight into making and meaning of this complex garment.

Japan Beyond The Kimono

Author : Jenny Hall
ISBN : 9781350095403
Genre : Design
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In the ancient city of Kyoto, contemporary artisans and designers are using heritage techniques and traditional clothing aesthetics to reinvent wafuku (Japanese clothing, including kimono) for modern life. Japan Beyond the Kimono explores these shifts, highlighting developments in the Kyoto fashion industry such as its integration of digital weaving and printing techniques and the influence of social media on fashion distribution systems. Through case studies of designers, artisans, and retailers, Jenny Hall provides a comprehensive picture of the reasons behind the production and consumption of these rejuvenated fashion goods. She argues that conceptualisations of Japanese tradition include innovation and change, which is vital to understanding how Japanese cultural heritage is both sustained and evolving. Essential reading for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, and Japanese studies, Jenny Hall's sensory ethnography is the first of its kind, describing the lived experiences of people in the Kyoto textiles industry, explaining the renewal of traditional techniques and styles, and placing them both within contexts such as transnational 'craftscapes' and fast or slow fashion systems.

Crested Kimono

Author : Matthews Masayuki Hamabata
ISBN : 0801499755
Genre : Business & Economics
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Examines influential Japanese business families, describing the social and emotional lives of all members of the Japanese household and the conflict of tradition with the need for power, love, wealth, and emotional expression.

The Story Of The Kimono

Author : Jill Liddell
ISBN : UOM:39015038406214
Genre : Social Science
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The complete story of the Japanese kimono as an object to wear and as a work of art

Kimono

Author : Liza Crihfield Dalby
ISBN : 9780099428992
Genre : Art
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"The colourful and stylised kimono, the national garment of Japan, expresses not only Japanese fashion and design taste but also reveals something of the soul of Japan, and is seen by many as a symbol for all that is Japanese simplicity, elegance and beauty. Amazingly beautiful, the kimono has gone through many changes in the centuries since it was first imported from China, changes that reflect the way that Japanese society has also developed over the ages."

My Narrow Isle

Author : Sumie Seo Mishima
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038956863
Genre : Japan
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Dress And Identity

Author : Mary Ellen Roach-Higgins
ISBN : IND:30000048015139
Genre : Design
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This valuable collection of readings discusses the relationship between dress and identity. Selections from many disciplines present a thorough examination of subjects, such as textiles and clothing, anthropology, sociology, social psychology and womens studies. Some writings are classic statements, others are contributions from recently published books and journals. Each of the books five parts features an introduction that puts entries into context.

Cosmopolitan Culture

Author : Bonnie Menes Kahn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038344318
Genre : Cities and towns
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Japanese Costume Makers

Author : Helen Minnich
ISBN : 9781462908943
Genre : Art
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With dozens of photographs and expertly written text, this Japanese clothing book is the authoritative guide on the kimono. Japanese Costume invites the reader to explore the world of Japan’s textile arts and costume decoration—from its origins in legendary times, through its brilliant development in the intervening centuries, to its emergence into the modern era. The book which is the first in English to present the full sweep of Japanese achievement in the costume arts, is essential the story of the kimono and its evolution. The text is accompanied by a generous selection of fine illustrations and photographs: 54 in full color, 119 in black and white, and 12 line drawings. They include not only pictures from contemporary sources—such as the picture scrolls and woodblock prints— but also photographs of kimono masterpieces and representative textiles.

Bonds Of Civility

Author : Eiko Ikegami
ISBN : 0521601150
Genre : Social Science
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Eiko Ikegami uncovers a complex history of social life in which aesthetic images became central to Japan's cultural identities.

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