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Book of the Kimono Paperback – 1 Jan 1987
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About the Author
NORIO YAMANAKA was born in Shiga Prefecture in 1928. In 1964 he founded the Sodo Kimono Academy, the first institute of its kind to encourage the wearing of Japan's national dress in everyday life. His philosophy is that wearing the kimono properly depends as much on the person's inner nature as on the garment itself. His movement has spread throughout Japan, and more than five million people have been taught how to wear the kimono by the fifty thousand consultants the academy has graduated.
Mr. Yamanaka was appointed chairman of the All Japan Kimono Consultants Association when it was formed in 1969. He is the author of several books on the kimono in Japanese, and since 1970 he has annually led delegations of more than a hundred members each, traveling to forty-five countries in Asia, Europe and North and South America to familiarize other people with this form of dress. In 1980 and 1982 he was invited to the United Nations headquarters in New York, where he lectured and gave demonstrations on the theme of the kimono and Japanese culture.
Top customer reviews
I am currently writing a dissertation around the kimono and found ths book to be the most useful!!!
Definately recommend it to anyone who wants to know more information on this beautiful garment. Also recommend it to anyone who has read any of Liza Dalbys works and wants more
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"the ways of tieing (original has typos but that isn't a worry) the obi into a bow is very large, from three to five hundred..."
Brief and compact book describing origins and types of Kimono and Obi with another section about "Putting on Kimono and Obi". I believe that in modern Japan, there are companies for hire to dress people so if this Canadian can manage to, maybe one day, wear a Kimono and Obi it will be in large part to the ideas and information of this book. Thank you, Norio Yamanaka.
I thought I should add that between July 5 and July 8, if you are in Japan and you are visiting the Skytree Tower and if you are wearing a Yukata, you will have free admission.