Beth Fisher models a vintage kimono and obi brought
To see how it's really done, try this site:
|Miss Asako Harada of Tokyo wraps the obi around Beth's waist.
||After the length is adjusted, the obi gets tucked in.
||The finished product (or at least as much as we could figure out.)
(Most text is in Japanese, but pics are nice.)
. . . or check out the Kimono
Exhibit, A Student Honours Thesis Project (Univ. of British Columbia)
. . . or The
Kimono Page (a Department of History, Cleveland State University, Ohio,
. . . or The Japanese Kimono
and The Kimono and Obi
(sites by the International Folk Culture Center, San Antonio, Texas)
History of Japanese Clothing" gives an academic history of Japanese
dress, defines "kimono" and includes illustrations and simple example patterns
of typical garments.
Another interesting site, "Wanderings
- Japanese Kimono," has some very nice photos, some interesting information
about kimonos, and a very strong opinion about "white women in kimonos."
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