Books: Taishō Kimono Speaking of Past and Present

This remarkable volume features and analyzes a private collection of some 130 textiles, mainly from the period between 1900 and 1940. An introduction explains the place of the kimono in Japanese society, including the essential cultural and historical background, but the heart of the book is formed by the photographs of the individual textiles, focusing on the decoration techniques and other main characteristics.

The book is generously illustrated with three hundred full-color photographs taken especially for this book and all never before published.




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