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Incredibly detailed wedding kimono. Along with blooming flowers, it looks like it may feature cranes-- birds which often mate for life. Photo by Robert Stein III (rs3art on Flickr)

Incredibly detailed wedding kimono. Along with blooming flowers, it looks like it may feature cranes-- birds which often mate for life. Photo by Robert Stein III (rs3art on Flickr)

Scan A1.  Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. ISBN4-87940-541-8. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress.  The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the mid-19th century.

Scan Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress. The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the century.

A first day as Maiko performer by Teruhide Tomori (busy in Tokyo), via Flickr

Maiko 舞妓 wearing Omisedashi formal dress for her first official day as working Maiko!

Scan P1: Court lady of the Nara Period (710-784) , Japan. Textiles during this period of Japan were often brocade ones heavily influenced by China (and in some cases the cloth itself was directly imported from that country)  . Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.”  Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr.  Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s..

Court Lady in Costume of the Nara Period Japan. This recreation was accomplished in Kyoto during the

Scan A2. Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. ISBN4-87940-541-8. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress.  The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the mid-19th century.

Scan Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress. The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the century.

fromthefloatingworld:  Bando tamasaburo sagi musume red kimono by blackblizzard661 on Flickr.

fromthefloatingworld: Bando tamasaburo sagi musume red kimono by…

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