Archive for February, 2004

Review: “Symbols of Japan”

Friday, February 27th, 2004

o Symbols of Japan: Thematic Motifs in Art and Design, by Merrily Baird An encyclopedic volume that covers, in order: the cosmos, heaven, and earth; trees and their fruit; diverse plants; birds and insects; land and sea animals; demons, deities, and figural groups; religion and good fortune; objects of everyday life; music, board games, 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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Woodgrain shibori kimono

Friday, February 20th, 2004

This latest find has me very excited! I managed to win a woodgrain (mokume) shibori kimono on my meager budget: There’s also a closeup of one of the hexagons. The flower seems to be one of the seven autumn grasses, and as it’s a hitoe (unlined) kimono, it would probably be worn in September. (You […]

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“Kimono” by Ito and Inoue

Wednesday, February 18th, 2004

This book was discovered on ebay by fellow kimono fan moonblossom, and can be found on: o Kimono (currently unavailable, sometimes used copies will appear) o Amazon UK: Kimono (Special order. £7.95, or about US$15) Front cover. Originally published in 1979 by Hoikusha in their Color Books series (which includes such titles as Katsura, […]

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Books on kimono and kitsuke

Wednesday, February 18th, 2004

A new category has been added: books! As I obtain more books related to kimono, and not just kitsuke, I thought it would be best to create this separate category. Previously reviewed books can be found at: o Basic kitsuke books o Advanced kitsuke books o English-language books on kimono If you’re looking for directions […]

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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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