Kimono: A Pictorial Story of the Kimono

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Kimono: A Pictorial Story of the Kimono
Takasawa, Keiichi
Japan Travel Bureau
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Sku: 01944
Notes: Very Good 4to 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" tan pictorial stiff paper wraps bound with two saffron ribbons featuring red and black ink illustrations, black Japanese calligraphy and lettering to front, no lettering to spine, dark gray Japanese characters to back, significant foxing to the front, back, minor sunning and wear to edges and tips, slight peel to top edge of front panel near head, otherwise clean, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. [1] 39 [1] pp., includes red illustrations of cherry blossoms and other Kimono patterns to rice paper pastedowns and endpapers, black ink illustrations of women in various styles of Kimono, some include color ink details, 2 full-page full-color illustrations of women in Kimono, black ink illustrations of the different elements of Kimono outfits, illustration of a design and measurements for a Kimono and Haori, 2 full-page full-color photographs of a woman in a bridal Kimono showing the front and back, collage of black-and-white photographs of Westerns dressing in Kimono and two Japanese women dressing in Kimono and Western clothing. Includes 13 sections, "Ah, The Kimono!," "Kimono-Native Creation," "Its Charm and Style," "Silken Weaves," "Tea Ceremony and Floral Art," "In the Dye-Pots," "Family Crests," "Dressing Up," "In the Four Seasons," "Favorite Designs," "Costumes of Today," "Geisha Gowns," and "Obi Observations." From the author in "Kimono-Native Creation": "For this little booklet I drew my illustrations in color on Japanese paper, after the Japanese style, to make them suit the theme. I sincerely hope that the illustrations and these short notes will help the readers to understand and appreciate the true worth of the kimono." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.