We have an extensive private library of books dedicated mostly to Japanese kimono, but also a wealth of other topics including tea ceremony, geisha, samurai, and more. Over the years our collection has grown into a fairly impressive research library, which means we have often had books that overlap. What does that mean for you?
By popular demand, we have added a book selection to our online store! Many of the books for sale are from Japan, and were never published in the U
As a part of our ongoing research into fashion trends and styles expressed with Japanese kimono over the decades, we have collected a large selection of vintage and antique books. These publications range in topics and style but ultimately all have a focus on the manner in which Japanese kimono was stylized. While the manner in which kimono has been worn has been pretty much the same for a lengthy period of time, there are notable trends in color preferences and even hair sty
Recently we have been exploring Japanese advertisement for traditional kimono. In our private collection is a great variety of reference publications, many of which are from decades ago and make a get reference point for understanding trends in the various designs and styles expressed with kimono over the years. Previously we explored the Japanese publication 'The Magazine For Kimono #83' which was from the year 1973. With 279 pages total in this magazine we wanted to share e
In our private collection are a wide variety of publications dedicated to traditional Japanese kimono, textiles, and history. These publications serve as a point of reference for much of our research and kitsuke. More so, the older publications really help us note trends and styles in by gone eras, which helps us better date many vintage Japanese kimono which otherwise have no information attached to them. Looking through these books we can see variations in the styles among
Over the years we have noticed that the majority of books dedicated to Japanese kimono and the art of kitsuke tend to be focused on feminine attire. With the countless ways in which one can tie an obi, is it any wonder that there are books full of hundreds of styles and methods to tie them? All the same men's attire is deceptively simple looking and we have been on the hunt for a book that would help enlighten us to some of the finer details of kitsuke for masculine styles.