An Introduction To Kimono

Nagasaki Iwao

Publisher Tokyo Bijutsu

ISBN 9784808711559

Idea Code 20314

The kimono is widely recognised as a traditional element of Japanese culture. The origins of this colourful and highly symbolic garment can be found in the Heian period, when similar large-sleeved clothing was worn by the nobility. This book introduces kimonos worn by women and examines how they have changed in many ways over the years, as well as the variations according to the wearer’s social class, how different kimonos were worn during different seasons, and how the obi and various accessories have also evolved. The history and explanations offered here are written in an easily understandable way, also for the non-Japanese reader who is interested in Japanese culture.

128 p, ills colour, 18 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English


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