Saiho Hinagata: Clothes In Miniature Made As Sewing Experiences
|Mitsumura Suiko Shoin
Tatsugoro Watanabe began educating young women in the early Meiji era, at a time when fewer than half as many women as men received any sort of academic training in Japan. Primarily focused on Japanese and Western sewing techniques, Watanabe’s school also instructed women in basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics. In addition, he devised an efficient programme to maximise educational benefits through minimal time, effort, and cost. Watanabe’s pioneering approach is reflected in the creation of ‘saiho hinagata’, a one-third scale sewing model produced by students between the 1880s and 1930s. Numerous examples of these are presented in this book.
|296 p, ills colour, 13 x 16 cm, pb, Japanese