Design with Japanese Obi


Author: Diane Wiltshire,Ann Wiltshire
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462907962
Category: Design
Page: 96
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Japanese Obi or "sashes" are colorful pieces of fabric that can be used to great effect in interior decorating as well as traditional Japanese dress. In Design with Japanese Obi, the authors present the obi as it is being used in interiors today, demonstrating simple yet striking techniques for making these exquisite kimono sashes the centerpiece of any room's decor. The focus is on seven key uses for obi that are applicable to nearly any setting imaginable, such as: Artistic table arrangements Dining room accents Framing enhancements Fabric coverings These and other dramatic and innovative uses of obi in interior design and decoration are presented along with such essentials as color coordination, fabric shaping, and accessories for hanging obi. The vivid photographs in this book present some of the most elegant interiors the authors have found, from Tokyo to Washington D.C., and show the obi being used in today's homes to create a sumptuous, refined, and modern ambiance.

Japanese Kimono Paper Dolls


Author: Ming-Ju Sun
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486250946
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Embodying an intricate blend of pattern and color, texture and composition, the Japanese kimono is a stunning garment with origins dating back to the Nara period (645?794). Its history is rich in tradition, culture, and art. Drawing her inspiration from the 18th- and 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints by such masters as Utamaro and Hiroshige, designer and fashion historian Ming-ju Sun has created this exotic collection of 26 exquisite costumes with two charming Japanese dolls to model them. The kimonos display a broad range of lovely fabrics ? from simple, practical cottons to luxurious silks and satins ? and a variety of traditional decorative elements ? geometrics, florals, stripes, checks, plaids, animals, landscapes, Japanese characters, and circular crests. All are sensitively illustrated with clean line and lush color in the style of Japanese woodcuts. This entertaining and educational paper doll collection will be a favorite with children and collectors. As a full-color survey of the Japanese kimono as an art form, the volume will be valued by costume designers, students of the history of fashion, and the many people fascinated by Japanese art and culture.

Kyoto a Cultural Guide

Revised Edition
Author: John H. Martin,Phyllis G. Martin
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462908179
Category: Travel
Page: 352
View: 1972
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Children turned emperor, emperors turned priest, and priests turned poet are just a few of the colorful characters described in Kyoto: A Cultural Guide. The fascinating facts, larger-than-life characters and grand events described within offer abundant proof that, more than just a treasure house of shrines and temples, Kyoto is indeed one of the most enticing cities in the world. For example, Benkei, an eight-foot-tall monk with a wildly combative nature, was defeated on the Gojo Bridge by a voting warrior who had received his training in swordsmanship from a tengu goblin. Benkei's defeat is memorialized at Kyoto's Kiyomizu-dera temple in the form of an oversize iron staff and gela created by a blind blacksmith. Oishi entered into a life of debauchery at the lchiriki tea house in Gion with the sole intention of avenging the disgrace of his former master. After gathering together 46 other samurai, he exacted his revenge. Thus the tale of The Forty Seven Ronin was born. A guidebook to 14 walking tours, Kyoto: A Cultural Guide is also a kaleidoscopic reference and resource book certain to please long-term residents and first-time travelers.

A Special Exhibition of Modern Japanese Prints, March 2 to March 30, 1930

Catalogue
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Wood-engraving, Japanese
Page: 120
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Japanese Costume & Makers

And the Makers of Its Elegant Tradition
Author: Helen Minnich
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462908942
Category: Art
Page: 374
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With dozens of photographs and expertly written text, this Japanese clothing book is the authoritative guide on the kimono. Japanese Costume invites the reader to explore the world of Japan’s textile arts and costume decoration—from its origins in legendary times, through its brilliant development in the intervening centuries, to its emergence into the modern era. The book which is the first in English to present the full sweep of Japanese achievement in the costume arts, is essential the story of the kimono and its evolution. The text is accompanied by a generous selection of fine illustrations and photographs: 54 in full color, 119 in black and white, and 12 line drawings. They include not only pictures from contemporary sources—such as the picture scrolls and woodblock prints— but also photographs of kimono masterpieces and representative textiles.

Japanese Ikebana for Every Season


Author: Yuji Ueno,Rie Imai
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914284
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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The true meaning of Ikebana—the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement—is to take a few beautiful flowers and plants and tastefully present them in very simple containers to enhance home decor. The 53 elegant arrangements featured in Japanese Ikebana for Every Season are perfect for special occasions—Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary—or any event that calls for a flower bouquet. The key to good Ikebana arrangements is to understand a few very simple principles—like the idea of mitate, seeing old things with new eyes—and to learn a few easy techniques to stabilize and support plants inside a vase or container. Using common flowers and plants from the garden, a nearby field or forest, or the local florist, anyone can easily create these lovely Ikebana in just a few minutes. Authors Rie Imai and Yuji Ueno explain how to select flowers and containers from things that are already around—and then turn them into something special. The basic instructions in the book cover a wide range of styles that encourage readers to use their own creativity rather than copying traditional and highly technical Ikebana design concepts. No matter what time of year it is and regardless of your taste or budget—the arrangements in this book will lend a touch of Japanese elegance to your home.

Japanese Kimono Designs Coloring Book


Author: Ming-Ju Sun
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486462234
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 30
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Japanese kimonos are wearable art. Celebrating the patterns and motifs adorning the traditional costumes, 30 ready-to-color illustrations present kimono-clad figures awash in pastoral scenes and wandering abstracts.

The Rough Guide to Tokyo


Author: Martin Zatko
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241011566
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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The new-look Rough Guide to Tokyo - now in full colour throughout - is the ultimate travel companion to Japan's jaw-dropping capital. Augmented by stunning photography and full listings sections, colour-coded maps provide the key to this hectic, sometimes indecipherable city. You'll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Tokyo, from ancient temples and the Imperial Palace to the searing neon lights of Shibuya and Shinjuku. Whatever your budget, the best places to sleep, eat, drink and shop are all covered, with best-of boxes picking out the highlights you won't want to miss - before long you could be eating the world's finest sushi, drinking sake in a local izakaya, watching a sumo or robot battle, or sleeping in one of the city's famed capsule hotels. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Tokyo. Now available in PDF format.

Japan for Kids

The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Their Children
Author: Diane Wiltshire Kanagawa,Diane Wiltshire,Jeanne Huey,Jeanne Huey Erickson
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770023513
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 399
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Includes entries for amusements, outings, travel tips, health care, shopping, education and activities. Designed mainly for those who go to reside in Japan, but would be good for travellers too.

History of Design

Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400?2000
Author: Pat Kirkham,Susan Weber
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300196148
Category: Art
Page: 698
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A survey of spectacular breadth, covering the history of decorative arts and design worldwide over the past six hundred years

Kottoya-McMullen's Japanese Antiques Presents First Exhibition of Rare and Unusual Items Covering 350 Years of Japanese History

January 26-February 11, 1989
Author: John L. McMullen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art, Japanese
Page: 64
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Kimono

Kleidung und Kunstwerk
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783896604927
Category:
Page: 237
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Ethnic Dress in the United States

A Cultural Encyclopedia
Author: Annette Lynch,Mitchell D. Strauss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759121508
Category: Design
Page: 336
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A concise and systematic exploration of 150 distinct items of ethnic dress, their history, and their cultural significance within the United States.

Inspired Design

Japan's Traditional Arts
Author: Michael Dunn
Publisher: 5 Continents Editions
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 315
View: 394
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"Covering a wide range of traditional crafts made in Japan, this book examines how Japanese artisans have used raw natural materials and turned them into unique designs throughout history. The originality of Japanese design is revealed as resulting from a combination of forces—nature, the aesthetic principles of Zen in art, and the influence of tea masters on artistic expression. Hundreds of color photographs of crafts made from animal products (imported ivory, tortoise-shell, stag-antler, leather, and shark), vegetable products (wood, bamboo, lacquer, hemp, and linen), and mineral products (stone, ceramic, and metals) depict the work of these artisans."

Travel in Japan


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Future beauty

30 Jahre Mode aus Japan
Author: Akiko Fukai,Catherine Ince
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791345512
Category: Fashion
Page: 255
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The Fine Art of Kimono Embroidery


Author: Shizuka Kusano
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 9781568364742
Category: Design
Page: 110
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Shizuka Kusano is one of the most admired and recognized textile artists in Japan today. With the publication ofThe Fine Art of Kimono Embroidery, readers in the West will come to know and appreciate her work for its great beauty and grace. Kusano's canvases are kimono, obi (the sash used to tie the kimono) and tapestries, on which she creates extraordinary compositions in brilliant color and subtle tones, with a rich contrast in textures. Her themes are drawn from Japanese poetry, literature and art, and feature such seasonal motifs as trees, flowers, birds, and streams, designs which are uniquely Japanese in sensibility and expression. Working exclusively with silk threads and fabric, and delicately balancing the use of space in her composition, Kusano's designs achieve the sophistication for which the best Japanese art is known. Selected works are shown here in full color with explanatory captions, while a separate section covers the primary techniques used on each piece. In addition, Kusano writes about how she developed her art, providing commentary on her themes and sources of inspiration. She also includes an essay on the history of embroidery in Japan from the time it was introduced into the country from China in the sixth century up to the present.

Encyclopedia of Japan

Japanese History and Culture, from Abacus to Zori
Author: Dorothy Perkins
Publisher: New York : Facts on File
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 410
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A reference guide to Japan presents current information on its government, industry, history, art, and culture

Pflaumenblüten im Schnee


Author: Liza Dalby
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3688100581
Category: Fiction
Page: 638
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Aus den nachgelassenen Schriften der Murasaki Shikibu hat Liza Dalby eine faszinierende Romanbiographie entwickelt. Mit großem Einfühlungsvermögen entführt sie den Leser in die Blütezeit einer uralten Kultur und erzählt zugleich von einem Frauenleben, das der heutigen Zeit sehr nahe ist. Als Murasaki Shikibu um die erste Jahrtausendwende in den Palast von Kyoto kommt, ist sie unerfahren und irritiert vom Glanz des höfischen Lebens: von den Intrigen und Machtkämpfen, aber auch von den erotischen Verwirrspielen, mit denen sich der Adel die Zeit vertreibt. Sie wird Hofdame der Kaiserin und Geliebte des mächtigen Kanzlers Michinaga. Ihr romantischer Roman «Die Geliebte vom Prinzen Genji» machte sie weltberühmt.

Kabuki Costume


Author: Ruth M. Shaver
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462903983
Category: Drama
Page: 397
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The attire of the feudal lords and ladies of old Japan, warriors, priest, courtesans, Edo-period dandies geisha, footmen, farmers— in fact, the whole array of Kabuki's colorful characters-is discussed in fascinating detail in this Japanese Kabuki book. From kimono and armor to undergarments, from wigs to foot gear, from swords to hair garments—no aspect of costume accessories is overlooked. Textiles and textile designs, in all their profusion of weaves, colors, and patterns, are carefully taken note of, and a number of important traditional designs are illustrate. Make-up and headdress varying formats of costume for specific roles, styles of tying the obi—all are expertly described. Of the numerous books in English dealing with the Kabuki theater of Japan, none so far has devoted itself exclusively to costume. Kabuki is compelling bringing about such art forms, yet it is the costumes that create the intrinsic, eye catching spectacle. Praise for Kabuki Costume: "A product of over fourteen years of meticulous study, Shaver's unique and authoritative analysis of the labyrinthine complexities of Kabuki costumery not only provides…a valuable reference work for scholar, but also an apt introduction for anyone seeking to understand the principles of Japanese visual arts and theatrical conventions."—Choice Reviews