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by shira
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: :eng Fundamentals of Japanese Dance by Hanayagi Chiyo
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: :eng Fundamentals of Japanese Dance by Hanayagi Chiyo

NAME: aethyreal Alright! I finally got a copy from Kinokuniya! I was lucky enough that I as going to visit Seattle, so they transferred it from Los Angeles to Seattle and honored the online price for me :) Sounded like it would have been even more expensive if they had had to order a new copy from J...
by shira
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: :eng Fundamentals of Japanese Dance by Hanayagi Chiyo
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: :eng Fundamentals of Japanese Dance by Hanayagi Chiyo

NAME: kailin98 Hi aethyreal! Good to meet someone else who also did Hanayagi-ryu. Where is your teacher based in and how long have you been dancing? Unfortunately I am not based in Kyoto but in Perth, and I've been tracking this book down for more than a year. I can't even find it on amazon.co.jp an...
by shira
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: :eng Fundamentals of Japanese Dance by Hanayagi Chiyo
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: :eng Fundamentals of Japanese Dance by Hanayagi Chiyo

NAME: aethyreal OMG, I WANT! I actually study Hanayagi Ryu and I've seen the Japanese language version of this. I couldn't justify dropping $70 just for the pictures (My Japanese is very basic). For the English translation though, that's another story, but... only Amazon Japan and Kinokuniya has it ...
by shira
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: :eng Fundamentals of Japanese Dance by Hanayagi Chiyo
Replies: 3
Views: 657

:eng Fundamentals of Japanese Dance by Hanayagi Chiyo

NAME: kailin98 Fundamentals of Japanese Dance - Kabuki Dance aka Nihonbuyo no Kiso by Hanayagi Chiyo, translated by Leonard Pronko & Tomono Takao :eng ISBN: 978-4-87601-845-1 For anyone interested in Nihon Buyo and Kabuki dance, this is the must-have book. All the basic steps are explained with text...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"

NAME: yohmama-san


There is a copy of this book on ebay for a fairly good price right now!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kimono-Book-Kit ... 778wt_1270
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"

NAME: yohmama-san That's the same auction I linked to above. Amazon.jp has one used copy for less - but the seller does not ship outside Japan. http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/offer-listing/4062045540/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1292342622&sr=1-1&condition=used (Sorry, but I can't figure out how t...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"

NAME: Tahanala


EBay has it right now.

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"

NAME: U no Hana I do love this book! Very useful and quite often I look it up to compare the musubi instructions with other books (the pics aren't showing the same steps so the whole process is easier to understand) :) Pity is now out of print. _________________ http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"

NAME: polinah It has everything! How to dress: 1. A bride (furisode, uchikake, kurotomesode, how to pose her for formal pics, too!) 2. A maiko (the makeup, how to put in kanzashi, the furisode hikizuri, darari musubi etc.) 3. A geisha (hikizuri, 2 ways to tie the obi) 4. All the other normal kimono ...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: THE Book! "Kitsuke to Obimusubi Hyakka"

NAME: yohmama-san This is the best book I have for general purposes. It shows wedding kitsuke, geisha and maiko, schoolgirl hakama, and pretty much everything else you could want. I bought my copy new from amazon.jp a few years ago, but it is out of print now. A copy is listed on ebay: http://cgi.eb...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: :eng :jp World of Traditional Japanese Hairstyles
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: :eng :jp World of Traditional Japanese Hairstyles

NAME: kailin98 Hi Yohmama-san, I believe a copy is available from eBay by seller hannari-ya (I am in no way paid by seller or affiliated!) but it's going for USD$250 and $35 for shipping. A little too steep if you ask me since the RRP at the shop itself (with bonus autograph) was 10000 yen. If you a...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: :eng :jp World of Traditional Japanese Hairstyles
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: :eng :jp World of Traditional Japanese Hairstyles

NAME: yohmama-san


I have looked and looked and looked some more, but I can't find a copy of this book available for purchase anywhere on-line. :cry:
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: :eng :jp World of Traditional Japanese Hairstyles
Replies: 2
Views: 807

:eng :jp World of Traditional Japanese Hairstyles

NAME: kailin98 World of Traditional Japanese Hairstyles - Hairstyles of The Maiko aka Nihongami no Sekai - Maiko no kamigata :eng :jp ISBN: no ISBN available This book is written by Tetsuo Ishihara, master hairdresser who also opened the Museum of Traditional Hairstyles in Kyoto located in Gion area...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: wex geisha


I'll have to read it. :lovelove

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: orastella


Oh goodness, how very risque!

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: Jaki-san

The title sounds like it should be tacked to a bad porno.

*snickers* We need a snickering emoticon

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: Katsuno_Hitomi


The title sounds like it should be tacked to a bad porno.

I don't think I'll be reading this book anytime soon.

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: Ichiemi


I just found this book on ebay.

I was like "Hmmm... this sounds a tad strange. I better look it up." I don't think this book is going on my list of things to get. :lol:

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: Immortal Geisha Gosh, I remember reading this book years ago - I was appalled at the first half of the book...I found it very strange and completely unbelievable. I too, got this book, thinking it was a "modern study" - only to be rudely surprised! I did find the second half of the book to be ...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: setsumomo It would have been nice if she did say...these women called themselves Geisha only because it was an easy word for the GI's to understand. They were in no way trained like the true Geisha.....or something along that line. I hate when they assume all Geisha from the hot springs geisha...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: Koumitsu I was attracted to the "Modern Studies..." part of the title :) I figured the first part of the title was the editor's idea to sell more books :P ...and it's supposed to be about the people who had to become prostitutes after the war to eat (there was really no food to be had and lots...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: setsumomo



I was thinking the same thing! I have seen this book several times but the title "House of 10,000 Pleasures" sounds more like a really bad chinese film than a serious book about the geisha lifestyle. Thanks for the info. I will pass this book up!

Setsumomo
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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: Xelyna Weeeird.... 8O So was it written in 1962? I guess that might explain some of the language inconsistancies, but the rest sounds really dodgy :? But anything called "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" doesn't sound like the author had any understanding of the difference between geisha and pro...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: "House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

"House of The 10,000 Pleasures" by Sara Harris

NAME: Koumitsu


Harris, Sara. House of The 10,000 Pleasures: A Modern Study of the Geisha and of the Streetwalker of Japan.


[this was posted well before we had a book review section, so if anyone wants to share a more in-depth review, please do! -Iyolin 04.09.09]
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Women's kimono SOKODZIKARA
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: [J] Women's kimono SOKODZIKARA

NAME: naeelah Great reviews. I will definitely have to look this book up! I could read it (very, very slowly), but the pictures are great. I love the Yoru no Kawa style, and I have a black and white striped hanhaba obi exactly like that, so -- I may have to copy the ensemble! I agree that the last M...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Women's kimono SOKODZIKARA
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: [J] Women's kimono SOKODZIKARA

NAME: isshi Ok I'm gonna take a guess at what this book is about since I've obviously not read it and am gonna say Showa retro. I think we should introduce this term. 60s-70s there was a great boom in cinema aimed at men (women were at home watching tv rather than going to the cinema), you had the y...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: JP & ENG - Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan - links in main post may need updating once all posts are up
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: [J] [ENG] Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan - links in main post may need updating once all posts are up

NAME: shira


Thanks for the review! I've just bought it on Amazon, and I can't wait to read it! I have no doubt it'll be as good a read as its sister books ;)
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: JP & ENG - Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan - links in main post may need updating once all posts are up
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: [J] [ENG] Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan - links in main post may need updating once all posts are up

NAME: shigatsuhana I've got the other two books in this series, so I think this will round off the collection very nice. I like the fact they included dogs and their significance. :) _________________ If you only read what everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. ...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: JP & ENG - Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan - links in main post may need updating once all posts are up
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: [J] [ENG] Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan - links in main post may need updating once all posts are up

NAME: Iyolin


Oh, wonderful, THANK YOU!

Definitely going to buy these once my grad applications are done as a reward. All 3!

I should get working on reviews of the kimono books I've got lying around...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: orastella


What a wonderful book! I need to add that to my wishlist.

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: gamekitty


Thank you for the wonderful review! This really takes me back to all the pictures I seen from my Modern Japan class about kimono. Very inspiring!
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Immortal Geisha I'm finding that the more references I have, the more I want! You can never have too much information =D I completely agree with that statement! Nearly every time I go to Kinokuniya I walk out with a new kitsuke book of some sort. I am very lucky as I have a well stocked small ...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Usagi


With such rave reviews and interesting scans, how could I resist? I ordered mine through YesAsia as part of a larger order, although they might take a few weeks to deliver. I'm finding that the more references I have, the more I want! You can never have too much information =D
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Kokoro



Yes, the ISBN is a little bit larger now.....
:D :D :D
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Immortal Geisha Um...I made the ISBN number really large and bold earlier this morning, then I had an emergency come up and couldn't post that I did it until now. So anyone thinking they were crazy in missing it like this, you're perfectly sane. I'm really glad you liked the book Takenoko It i...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: SONGBIRD516


awww...makes sense, though. THanks for posting the link; I don't know how I missed the ISBN!
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Kokoro


I didn´t noticed it at the beginning too, so don´t worry :P
But the bad news is that the 2 books they had left when this thread started are sold now and you have to wait 3 till 5 weeks till it can be shipped.....
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: chamekke My bad - you're right - I didn't spot the ISBN there. Too busy drooling over the lovely pictures, I'm afraid :oops: (We don't have a slobbering geisha icon, do we?) Anyway, thanks for kindly spelling it out for me in full - most appreciated! _________________ http://i65.photobucket.co...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Kokoro


The ISBN is under the first picture
ISBN 4072532444 ;)

And here is the Amazon link
http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-langu ... ge=en%5FJP
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: chamekke


Yes, can someone please post the full name in Japanese and/or the ISBN and/or the Amazon Japan webpage for this book?

Cheers!!

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: SONGBIRD516


what was the name of that in japanese? It sounds great :)
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Takenoko Woke this a.m. to find FexEx delivery man at my door with my copy! :D :D :D I must have slipped up in my excitement to order and asked for a quicker delivery service than I normally pay for. ;) BF asked if I was expecting any deliveries as he raced to the door and I said "not for a fe...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: SONGBIRD516


now that you mention it, I see that also. interesting!
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Sarcasm-hime That's really interesting - it looks from the pictures like they're adjusting the collars, tying a himo *above* the bust to secure the collars, THEN doing the hip-himo for the ohashori. Am I seeing something that's not there? _________________ The Den of Sarcasm - costuming, illus...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: SONGBIRD516 those are awesome! thanks so much! the hairstyles are really interesting, and I also noticed that they're not using an obi ita-...did anyone else notice that? It makes sense that it would be a modern invention, but it is neat to see it in the pictures. Agnesia - I love the hairstyl...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Agnesia



I´m especially inspired by the hair styles because I´m acutally working on a taisho-period-ensemble. The way of cheating is very interesting, too. I wonder if I´m able to make such an item on my own ...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Kokoro


Oh thanks for posting!!!
I especially like the first drawings, they have this special "diva" feeling of old hollywood films. Great :)
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: [J] Shufu no Tomo - Kimono flowers blossom time

NAME: Takenoko That looked like I book I ought to have on my bookshelf... so I've ordered it from Amazon.jp - thanks for posting all those scans! Absolutely a must have book for anyone who loves Taisho & Showa era kimono. Can't wait for my copy to arrive now! :D Since there's a pic showing how to us...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [ENG] Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: [ENG] Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki

NAME: bebemochi


This is a great review! I think I'm definitely going to add it to my wish list, so to speak.

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [ENG] Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: [ENG] Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki

NAME: Wintergreen


Historic and wordy? Sounds right up my alley! Thanks for posting this.

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [ENG] Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: [ENG] Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki

NAME: SONGBIRD516


thanks for that review; it does seem like a very informative book! The excerpts that you included are also very enlightening. I can see why you'd say that you might use the word less.
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [ENG] Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki
Replies: 3
Views: 742

[ENG] Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki

NAME: Iyolin Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki by Kuki Shuuzouu (Shuzo) ISBN: 0-909952-30-2 Amazon.ca link Amazon.com link http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BAD8878VL._SS500_.jpg My Opinion I bought this book because I had seen it in one of my random searches on Amazon for ki...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide

NAME: shira


I received my copy today! It really is the best kitsuke book I've ever read. There are some tips in here that I've never heard of before. Thanks for recommending it! :lovelove

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide

NAME: Kotone Y'all will have to let me know what y'all think. :) Once I find it, that will be a "will do!" - should be about 2 weeks until I'm in NYC and can wander Kinokuniya... and possibly Mitsuwa - which is where I think I picked this book up! Maybe Thursday evening I'll scan some of a book I fo...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide

NAME: bebemochi


Y'all will have to let me know what y'all think. :)

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide

NAME: Kotone I was looking at this book last time I was at Mitsuwa in Jersey! Unfortunately I had a very antsy boyfriend with me so I didn't get to look through it and decide for myself if it would be worth it for me or not! Thank you so much for reviewing it!!! I think I'll be investing next time I...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide

NAME: shira


I won this book in a YJA Auction and am now happily waiting for it! :) Once again, thanks for the review!

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide

NAME: shira


Thanks for the review! :) This definitely sounds like a book I'd adore. I'll have to have a look around various bookstores to see if they have this book in stock!

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide
Replies: 6
Views: 965

[JP] Hajimete Demo Dekiru-- Complete kimono and kitsuke guide

NAME: bebemochi はじめてでもできるきものの着つけと帯結び It's Your First Time, But You Can Do It! Wearing Kimono and Tying Obi by Sasajima Sumi ISBN 4816338276 :jp Amazon.co.jp Link http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g116/bebemochi/scans/513MKDE41DL_SS500_.jpg My Review This book is, bar none, the best kimono book I own...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: "Kyoto Hanamachi" By Hiroshi MIZOBUCHI
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: "Kyoto Hanamachi" By Hiroshi MIZOBUCHI

NAME: matsukaze I just read my copy that came in the mail today!! was waiting forever for it to arrive... so it's nothing we all don't know already if you've read most of the overview books before, but it talks in detail about the calendar events like hatsuyori and miyabikai that we don't really kno...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: "Kyoto Hanamachi" By Hiroshi MIZOBUCHI
Replies: 1
Views: 642

"Kyoto Hanamachi" By Hiroshi MIZOBUCHI

NAME: Koumitsu Mizobuchi, Hiroshi. Kyoto Hanamachi: Gion Kobu, Miyagawacho, Kamishichiken, Pontocho, Gion Higashi. Kyoto?: NAWASAWA Kozo, 2002. ISBN: 4838103034 I love this book :) It just came in the mail...nope! I didn't buy it, sig.other did for me :) It's 70% translated in English. It tells abou...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono - one link needs updating when relevant thread is up
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono

NAME: shira I have this book! I saw it in a bookstore one day and after flipping through it, I just absolutely had to buy it! I absolutely adore it and all the musubi it has in it, especially the one that looks like a chocho musubi, but done with a nagoya obi instead :D Thanks for reviewing! It's gr...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono - one link needs updating when relevant thread is up
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono

NAME: shigatsuhana I have a generic Ichida Hiromi book that shows just one musubi for each type of kimono. This book looks fab! I'd love to learn more than just otaiko musubi. _________________ If you only read what everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruk...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono - one link needs updating when relevant thread is up
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono

NAME: moefen Thank you for your very informative review! I will certainly watch out for this one, it sounds like a very useful addition - so many of the musubi books focus solely on fancy furisode musubi that only a pair of octopus would be able to tie. I second Bebemochi 's praise of Ichida Hiromi....
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono - one link needs updating when relevant thread is up
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono

NAME: bebemochi


You were totally right, this isn't the same Ichida Hiromi book I have. Now I want this one, too! I have two of her NHK books already. She seems to be just such a friendly lady, and her books are always so informative. Added to my wishlist, haha.

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono - one link needs updating when relevant thread is up
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono

NAME: kingyoko



Soooo cool! Thanks for this, I love learning new and different kinds of musubi... wil definitely keep a look out for this.
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono - one link needs updating when relevant thread is up
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono

NAME: Fuyou


Snazzy. I like the new hanhaba bows. I'll have to try them out.

Thanks :).

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: [J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono - one link needs updating when relevant thread is up
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

[J] You Can Tie it Yourself - 12 bows for Everyday Kimono - one link needs updating when relevant thread is up

NAME: Iyolin 市田ひろみのひとりで結べるふだん着物の帯結び12種 Ichida Hiromi ni hitori de musuberu fudan kimono no obi musubi 12 - Ichida Hiromi's "You Can Tie It Yourself - 12 bows for the Everyday (Casual) Kimono" ISBN 4863220030 :jp Amazon.co.jp Link http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c134/iyolin/Obi%20Bows%20for%20Casua...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Hajimete demo Nueru - Kodomo no Kimono [J]
Replies: 0
Views: 622

Hajimete demo Nueru - Kodomo no Kimono [J]

NAME: Ems はじめてでも縫える こどものきもの Hajimete demo Nueru - Kodomo no Kimono It's your first time, but you can sew it - Children's Kimono by HAYASHI KOTOMI (林 ことみ) http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/519Q2XXJ30L._SL500_AA240_.jpg ISBN: 978-4-579-10827-5 Price: Y1200 Buy from: Amazon.co.jp YesAsia (temporari...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Otoko no kimono kikonashi nyumon (men's kimono book) [J] - one link may need updating once forum goes live
Replies: 0
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Otoko no kimono kikonashi nyumon (men's kimono book) [J] - one link may need updating once forum goes live

NAME: James 男のきもの着こなし入門  ( otoko no kimono kikonashi nyumon , roughly "beginner's guide to men's kimono") (" kikonasu " is a verb that means "to dress stylishly") Amazon jp link I was inspired to write this due to the other men's kimono book review. This book is also by, or connected with, Ginza Mot...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]

NAME: polinah


some scans form this book:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45538273@N ... 237350767/

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]

NAME: polinah


Hi ^.^ I've been looking at this book on Ebay and i was wondering if a person who can't read Japanese would be able to understand how to tie these knots by just following the pictures?

oops nm reread the post again and answered my question
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]

NAME: xiner


Looks interesting!
Here it is on amazon.jp
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]

NAME: Karabana Book Title: Furisode Obi Tying 205 Style Language: Japanese No of Pages: 136 This is an instructional book on how to tie your obi into many different styles suitable for furisode. I bought it through an Ebay listing (and was delivered from the USA)。 Book Review: It is possible to find...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Furisode Obi Style 205 [J]

NAME: Karabana Book Title: Furisode Obi Tying 205 Style Language: Japanese No of Pages: 136 This is an instructional book on how to tie your obi into many different styles suitable for furisode. I bought it through an Ebay listing (and was delivered from the USA)。 Book Review: It is possible to find...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Yoshiwara: the Glittering world of the Japanese courtesan(E)
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: Yoshiwara: the Glittering world of the Japanese courtesan(E)

NAME: American Taikomochi


I have a friend interested in Yoshiwara I will recomend it to her
thanks! :]

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Yoshiwara: the Glittering world of the Japanese courtesan(E)
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Yoshiwara: the Glittering world of the Japanese courtesan(E)

NAME: Nerre http://www.printsofjapan.com/images/Yoshiwara-The_Glittering_World2.jpg http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0824814886/qid=1138391217/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/104-2580539-0642332?n=507846&s=books&v=glance Just finished reading this one a while a go, and I have to say that it is a must read You'r...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: [ENG] The Asian Mystique by Prasso
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: [ENG] The Asian Mystique by Prasso

NAME: Okoi_fish That book sounds interesting I might pick it up, but I do find it funny how here in the west we have sexualized east asia when many fail to see that we are selfs have been sexualized as well. Since here in the North America there is a more vocal protest about liberty and rights a lot...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: [ENG] The Asian Mystique by Prasso
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: [ENG] The Asian Mystique by Prasso

NAME: Iyolin Do keep in mind it only really focuses on sexual culture, so if that's the kind of knowledge you're looking for, then it can be somewhat informative. That's about all it really covers, though...sex, sexual relationships, why men go to Asia for sex, and why "we" (as a Western culture) ha...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: [ENG] The Asian Mystique by Prasso
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: [ENG] The Asian Mystique by Prasso

NAME: KatyCrayon



I've had this book recommended to me several times. I may pick it up just to broaden my knowledge on the Asian world, but I just won't expect much fro mthe geisha section!
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: [ENG] The Asian Mystique by Prasso
Replies: 3
Views: 738

[ENG] The Asian Mystique by Prasso

NAME: Iyolin The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient by Sheridan Prasso http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c134/iyolin/livejournal%20stuff/mystique_paperback.jpg # ISBN-10: 1586483943 # ISBN-13: 9781586483944 Amazon.com link If you can, buy it on sale. Or ...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Book and Documentary Reviews
Topic: Japanese in a Hurry
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Japanese in a Hurry

NAME: chieko Japanese in a Hurry- A quick approach to Japanese language by Mr. and Mrs. O. Vaccari http://www.amazon.com/Japanese-hurry-ap ... B0007J8S1W I was given this book as a gift from a friend who saw it at a book sale and picked it up for me. It's a great way for English speakers to get an i...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]

NAME: wex geisha


It looks like it would be a good book. The only book Ive read was "Memoirs." I kind of want to read more about Geishas.

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]

NAME: Okoi_fish Well finding any books by kafu nagai is hard but I have one of his short stories called peony gardens has anyone ever heard about it? He lived his for the demi-donde world and wrote coutless stories about them. Heck even his life was interesting but yes thanks for the review this is ...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]

NAME: sakuramochi I'm in the middle of this book at the moment after finding it cheap on Amazon. I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far so will write more once I've finished it. I'd agree with Iyolin's comments, it's a great alternative to 'Memoirs' as it was written nearly 100 years ago. I think he wrot...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]

NAME: Iyolin


I'm guessing present day for the time of writing, which was around 1918, and therefore Taisho. Women were just starting to act in plays, the Ginza was trendy, there were streetcars.
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Karyuukai Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Rivalry: A Geisha's Tale [Eng - Trans]

NAME: orastella


What time period is the story set in? Edo Meiji or Taisho?

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: American Taikomochi Amazon japan has English service. Look around the item page for the "see this page in English" link. The checkout is entirely in English too and they will show you your totals in US dollars. If you follow the link in the first post, you can just copy and paste the author's ...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: American Taikomochi


ooo I would love to buy this book but I can I buy it on the American Amazon? I am horrible at reading japanese and would think I would get confused. Does anyone know? =D

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: desertlily


Oh god, I need to buy this set of books. ALL OF THEM. I almost wish I hadn't bought a truckload of kitsuke items. I can't wait to see what the fall and winter books will have. Maybe I'll add these onto my Christmas list, see if anyone in my family dares to brave Amazon Japan. :lol:
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: shira I placed an order for the summer one at Kinokuniya and I've just received it!! It's sooo pretty!!! :lovelove :lovelove I don't regret it at all! (Except for the fact that I am now drooling over every ro furisode I see :P) Next month, I'm placing orders for the Spring and Winter one, and ...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: RedDelilah That would make more sense I suppose; the style issue thing. Maybe she thought that the big, full obi's would detract from the kimono it's self? I don't know? For some reason I've been really pondering why she would do this. It's not bugging me per-say but it is really making me con...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
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Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: Fuyou Most of them are antique kimono. Shigeko Ikeda has been collecting for well over a decade, and she's has access to far more kimono venues than ebay or YJA. Also, the kimono that make it onto internet aren't always the creme de la creme, to be honest. _________________ http://i258.photobu...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: onnagata


I love those kimono! :lovelove
They look so Taishou Roman.
Thank you for loading them up!

Are those kimono really contemporary ones? Or are they rather special made? :?
I've never seen such beautiful Taishou-Roman-esque kimono anywhere for sale on the net.
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: Fuyou I've also seen in old movies and vintage photographs that it used to be more common in the past for a girl to wear an otaiko musubi with longer sleeves. So, she might have been going for a vintage look by doing so. I actually really like the look of it :). _________________ http://i258.p...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: Tahanala I would guess she has or could hire enough staff to assemble all the outfits within the imparted time. If not, fancy knots can be constructed in advance using a biyosugata. At any rate, I'd guess it is deliberate, mostly because I cannot imagine someone not doing thing perfectly for h...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: RedDelilah U No Hana: Just a guess but maybe she does the Otaiko musubi because of time constraints for the photo shoots? I'm not sure at all but if they were taking on a photographer and had to do so many outfits in a limited amount of time it might have been quicker? I adore this woman's wor...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP

NAME: U no Hana I just noticed the second picture features a furisode with otaiko musubi! I've seen this many times at her exhibition catalogues... I wonder why :? And that cream kimono with spiderweb / skull obi is one of my absolute favorite outfits. :D I love it, too. It's a classical-radical! __...
by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy]

NAME: Tahanala


I just noticed the second picture features a furisode with otaiko musubi!

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by shira
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Kimono and Kitsuke Book/Documentary Reviews
Topic: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy] - LINKS IN COMMENTS NEED UPDATING ONCE RELEVANT POSTS ARE UP
Replies: 29
Views: 2490

Re: Haru no Oshare [J] [Image Heavy]

NAME: bebemochi Eeeeee, thank you so much! I love that black-based houmongi as well. I got it from Tokyo Trend awhile ago. I love the kiri all over it -- kiri was the symbol of the city I lived in in Japan, Kiryu, so I feel a particular affinity for it. And that cream kimono with spiderweb / skull o...