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:jp Heisei Kimono Guide - A pictorial kimono book.

Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:24 am

NAME: U no Hana


HEISEI KIMONO GUIDE. A pictorial kimono book
平成着物図鑑 (単行本)

by RINKO KIMINO

# ISBN-10: 4309268102 # ISBN-13: 978-4309268101

Amazon.co.jp


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A cute and small kimono pocketbook. Purchased by mistake, its yummy candy-looking disuaded me from returning it.

This really visual book focuses in everyday kimono styling, more in "cute and fresh" trend than in "so chic" trend, I think. Although it's not an avant-garde kitsuke, or Kimono-hime style, we can't label it as traditional bourgeois.

Inside you will find:

* Forty-five coordinated outfits for all seasons and a wide range of kimono complements: bags, tabi, haneri, unusual underclothes, zôri and geta, kanzashi and lots of cute obidome and netsuke.

* Small kitsuke tips: how to tie two bunko for hanhaba obi, folding koshi-himo...

* Handmade items (like a strange sleeved shawl) and instructions to make them.

* Nice tiny pics of city sights, shops & restaurants, sweets & foods and real people wearing real outfits.

PROS: its small size and light weight allows you to carry it in your bag for kimono dreaming at subway or bus.
CONS: its small size forces to have tiny pics, so you can't see many things clearly.

Recommend
Anyone with some knowledge about kimono and kitsuke, who love looking contemporary inspirational outfits (and don't mind to develope a covetous personality disorder).

Don't recommend
Absolute begginers and people looking for a step by step kitsuke book. Although it has some kitsuke tips it doesn't provide enough information for a proper dressing.
Anyone interested in "kimono theory": kinds of kimono, formality and so on. This book is only about everyday kimono.

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Re: :jp Heisei Kimono Guide - A pictorial kimono book.

Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:24 am

NAME: tsuru


I also like this book as it shows kimono style made from the things around - normal fabrics, trinkets and DIY. She has a website
http://www.k2.dion.ne.jp/~rinko-k/index.html
It shows her other books - she is more famous for her tenugui book which is also just as cute.
This book is wonderful for all the ko-mono...eg velvet tabi, button up obi, hair accessories and bag ideas.
I like the way it presents itself as a ãÂ

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:25 am

NAME: U no Hana

tsuru wrote:I also like this book as it shows kimono style made from the things around - normal fabrics, trinkets and DIY.

Yes, it has a warm and comfy home-made feeling. I love it! (They make me think in cream stew and short cake with children :oops:)

Thanks for the link, it´s very interesting.
And thanks again for providing the author's name! Now I can write it in the book review. :D

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:26 am

NAME: gingerbread


I just got this book, I LOVE it. Especially page 134's "Wild West meets East" business with cowboy boots and furry obi. That's the page that convinced me to buy this book!

Her website moved here: http://kimonomemo.blog38.fc2.com/
Her Twitter is here: http://twitter.com/rinko333

I took some more photos of the inside, thought I'd add them to your review (if you don't mind!) to give an idea of what all is inside! I like the way every section is spelled out in katakana. nice for those of us with poor kanji skills. :)

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Right page- wear interesting high collar shirts/turtlenecks in winter

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aforementioned cowboy kimono. the furry obi is on the lower left set

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Ms. Kimino modeling in a tutorial

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:26 am

NAME: U no Hana


gingerbread, you and your photos are wellcome :)

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:26 am

NAME: Yuna-chan


Ooooh, it looks very nice.
Thank you for the pictures now I might have to get this one
too :kawaii:

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:27 am

NAME: Mayu


Oh wow, this is a great one! Looks really fun! I must get this book. :lol:
Thanks so much for the pictures and info!

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:27 am

NAME: loreamar


I totally recomend it.

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:27 am

NAME: Chiisana Hato


Well all y'all, next time Japanese people think it is odd for western women to wear kimono, whip out a copy of that photo with the Stetson and the cowboy boots coordinated with kimono.

Makes ya feel right like yer back on the farm. Wonder if you can ride a horse in kimono... hmmmmm. :lol:

Thanks for posting the photos!

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:28 am

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Chiisana Hato, you COULD ride a horse in kimono... sidesaddle. :)

I need to get me this book! Where could a non-japanese speaking/reading person get this? ^^;

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:28 am

NAME: U no Hana



bornahorse, you have it at Kinokuniya Bookshop- USA webpage, here:
Kinokuniya BookWeb.
Apparently is in stock at NY store...

But I would like to point I can't read Japanese and I've been purchasing books from Amazon Japan withouth any problem. The page can be translated to English, at least the instructions for buying. And the mail they send you, oh, well... Babelfish and Google translator are our best friends :)

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Post by shira » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:29 am

NAME: bornahorse


Oh. ^^; I must be pretty dumb then, cause I couldn't figure out how to get that page in english. ^^;;; Thank you for the link though. ^_^

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