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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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Coming back to life

Monday, February 21st, 2005

After eight months away (I never imagined it would be so long), I’m beginning to have enough time to post here once again. As you’ve already noticed if you’ve visited before, the site design has changed – the top image is of tsujigahana, my favorite technique. Other pages on the site haven’t yet been updated, […]

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Still here

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004

Thanks to everyone for your emails – and sorry if I haven’t replied to you yet, I will! Some visitors have noticed that I haven’t updated in a while. That and my tardy replies to email have a simple explanation: the last two months of my life have been overwhelming. Although things are going fine […]

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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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About the site owner

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

name: Anna (also known as fraise on the internet, which is French for strawberry). date of birth: Spring 1976 originally from: Oregon, USA currently: On the French Riviera (among the less monetarily endowed :) ) with my compagnon profession: Freelance editor and translator (French to English) An “interview” follows.

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February design update

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004

I updated the site’s “innards” today. Most visitors won’t notice any major changes, although those using Mozilla/Netscape may notice that there are no longer problems with the images and the contact page. On that note, if you’ve emailed me through the contact page in the last month or two and haven’t got a response, please […]

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Several gallery additions

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

I received my tsumugi and meisen kimono a month ago, and got a new tsukesage-komon (my first!) and haori in the mail today. They’ve been added to the gallery, here are direct links: o Kiku tsukesage komon – which has a chic vintage look that I really like. o “Patchwork”-dyed tsumugi o Fans and arabesques […]

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Welcome to

Sunday, November 30th, 2003

Here it is, my new site dedicated to kimono. There will be quite a few updates in the next week or two, especially to the links and favorites. All posts related to kimono previously on anna no nuimono have been moved here, along with comments.

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