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The Kimono: History and Style, Sacico Ito (links in main post need updating once all posts are up)

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:52 am

NAME: tzippurah


The Kimono: History and Style
Sacico Ito
ISBN: 978-4756241450
176 pages
From Amazon

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Contents

Introduction

Celebration. Pray. Entertainment
Miyamairi
Momo no Sekku (Hina-matsuri)
Tango no Sekku (Children's Day)
Hanami
Shichi-Go-San
Shogatsu (Japanese New Year)
Wedding Ceremony (Oo-furisode)
Sagi-mai
Awa Odori (Awa Dance festival)
Nishi-Monai Bon Odori (Yosegire-shitagi)
Summer festival (Matsuri-banten, Yukata)
Maiwai Shiki
Ukai (Cormorant fishing)
Takuhatsu (Ho-e)
Maiko
Sumo
Kabuki
Kyogen
Noh
Gagaku

The History of Kimono Heian to Today
Heian era 764-1185 (Kasane)
Kamakura era 1185-1333
Muromachi era 1336-1573
Momoyama era 1573-1603
Edo era 1603-1868 (Kamon/Hikeshi-banten)
Meiji era 1868-1912
Taisho era 1912-1926
From Showa era to today 1926-
Kimono seen in film
Japonism

Review
In the past few years there has been an “explosion” in kimono related books, to the point where I can ask for a new kimono book every year at Hannukah. However, beggars still can’t be choosers and the usefulness of these books has varied greatly. The Kimono: History and Style is the latest offering from PIE International, which has brought us such books as Kimono and the Colors of Japan; Summer Kimono and the Colors of Japan; and Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan. If you have any of those titles, you will probably know whether or not you want to purchase this one. Like the other books, The Kimono: History and Style contains both English and Japanese sentences overlaid over pictures. The text is minimal and, apart from the introduction, adds very little anyone with basic knowledge of kimono wouldn’t already know. That said, the example pictures are lovely, despite being only one or two pages per topic. As a softcover this isn’t really a coffee table book, but that is where I would see it in my life: something to leave out for people with a passing interest in my hobby, or to spark conversation. This book would probably be a good addition to a primary school library, it’s not for someone trying to do serious research.

Recommended for:
-Younger readers who are interested in kimono
-Starting conversations with people who are not into kitsuke

Not recommended for:
-People looking for coordinations/kitsuke
-People trying to do historical research on kosode or kimono


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Re: The Kimono: History and Style, Sacico Ito

Post by shira » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:52 am

NAME: Iyolin


Thanks for letting us know! That helps me prioritize what's on my list.

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