Archive for the 'Excursions' Category

Hanten and happi

Monday, July 18th, 2005

Get wrapped up in Japanese stitchery is an article that describes some of the 61 hanten and happi currently on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum. It’s very well-written, as you can see from these excerpts: Hanten coats were half the length of a kimono, fit snugly and had a flat collar. They were made […]

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Japanese doll culture

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

A fascinating article on ningyo (dolls): Unlikely expert figures in Japanese doll exhibit. From the article: Pate, who has devoted more than a decade to this topic, says Japanese doll culture dates back to 4000 B.C. Many were made for household displays, erected by families to mark the annual Girl’s Day or Boy’s Day festivals. […]

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The Shape of Tea

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

There’s a nice article about an exhibition currently being held in Duxbury, Massachussetts (USA): Harmony, respect, purity, tranquility – Art Complex Museum tea exhibit offers a taste of Japan. It has a sensitive and detailed take on the exhibition, as well as giving an informative historical overview of the Japanese tea ceremony. Although the article […]

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Kimono videos

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

The wonderful Tokyo Traditional Crafts site has videos on how several crafts are made – just click to see the variety. For the videos it’s best to right-click on the Broadband button and choose “Save Link As” rather than clicking directly – the broadband files range from about 5-10 meg, and that way you have […]

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20th-century Japanese postcards online

Friday, March 26th, 2004

An article in yesterday’s news on an exhibit titled “Art of the Japanese Postcard” lead me to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts website, where nearly three thousand unique postcards are available to browse online! o Art of the Japanese Postcard: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at the MFA, Boston o Direct link to the […]

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New links!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004

I had time to browse Japanese sites today and found all sorts of neat kimono diaries (blogs). They can be found in the “links” menu at right. All the new additions are in Japanese; if you can’t read the language, I recommend @nifty’s translation service. Copy a URL, paste it into the URL field and […]

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Kimono make a comeback

Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

While skimming kimono sites today I came across an interesting article, which inspired me to do a sort of press review. I’m glad I did, because it lead to even more interesting finds! Kimono makes a style comeback in Japan (Market News Express) The first article I came across. It’s good, but contains at least […]

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Dentsu Advertising Museum

Friday, November 21st, 2003

Kimono lovers, be sure to visit the Dentsu Advertising Museum, which covers the Edo, Meiji and Taisho eras. The Edo exhibit has a section dedicated to kimono, while the Meiji and Meiji to Taisho exhibits have several advertisements with women dressed in kimono of the day. An excerpt from the Edo exhibit that I found […]

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