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book of kimono by Yamanaka, Norio

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Published by Kodansha International, Distributed in the United States by Kodansha International/USA, Ltd., through Harper & Row in Tokyo, New York, New York .
Written in English


  • Kimonos,
  • Obi

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementNorio Yamanaka.
LC ClassificationsGT1560 .Y26 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination139 p. :
Number of Pages139
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3513849M
ISBN 100870115006
LC Control Number82080649

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Fascinating book, and surprisingly gripping and entertaining for a non fiction book about kimono. Everything from the history of the entire outfit and how it is put together, it's place in society today, patterns for the seasons and etiquette in terms of what different ages wear, whether you are married (no fun sleeves once you are married) and what not to wear if you want to appear proper and 4/5. This book is so much more than I expected. In Kimonos, you not only learn Japanese culture and some language but there are fun, short, interactive and engaging games on almost every page. Even my 3year old boy loves this book! I would say the best age range for this book is This book is beautiful, interesting and very engaging/5(26). This practical and attractive book makes available for the first time the basic knowledge and vocabulary needed to select and put on a kimono and obi. Whether for women or men, all kimono are cut and sewn essentially from a single pattern, but a number of variations must be considered, depending on the occasion. Guidelines are given to making these choices, and the way to dress in a kimono 4/5(1).   Editorial Reviews "The Woman in the White Kimono is an elegant testament to the tenacity of hope, even when the bindings of cultural and familial expectations are drawn so tight.I look forward to reading more from this talented author." —Kelli Estes, bestselling author of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk "The Woman in the White Kimono is a powerful and heartbreaking literary novel; a lush Brand: Park Row Books.

Kimono book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Frank Trelawny Arthur Ashton- Gwatkin ( ) was an author who wrote un /5.   It shows a woman's summer kimono with a design of plovers in flight over stylised waves, the design radiating outward from the centre front of the kimono. Dating to the years , the design is based on a classic motif seen in the printed pattern books years earlier, but recalibrated for the modern age/5. This book however is not a classical 'how to' instruction book, and is more of a look at the past, present, and future of kimono. The pages of the book are a high quality, and the photos are full color. This book as earned its fair share of attention around the world and after you have simply browsed a few pages you will understand why.5/5(11). The Book of Kimono: The Complete Guide to Style and Wear. Norio Yamanaka. Tokyo, This small book is a good introduction, describing the traditional types of kimono, how they are worn and cared for, how they are made, and even kimono etiquette.

Indespensible for the kimono wearing gaijin! This is one of the first books to pick up if you want to learn how to wear a kimono yourself. The format is fairly simple, it starts with color photos of people in kimono (mostly women, but men and children also), a basic history of kimono in Japan, its origins and progress, then moves onto other topics such as different types of kimono and obi and /5(5). This is the book to start with for those interested in kitsuke (the art of donning kimono). It is a reference that I use very frequently. Information of the history, care and modern wearing of kimono. I do wish it was longer. Some information on basic obi ties - a good primer/5. Kimono: A Modern History begins by exposing the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century foundations of the modern kimono fashion industry. It explores the crossover between ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ in this period at the hands of famous Japanese painters who worked with clothing pattern books /5(2). The Bride's Kimono book. Read 76 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Antiques dealer Rei Shimura has managed to snag one of the most /5.