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YokoDana Kimono's Recommended Links on Japanese Fabrics, Kimono,Culture etc. Page Two
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by Manami Okazaki
Amazon.com book description:
From the refined homes of Tokyo to the nightclubs of Kyoto; from gangster chic to Harajuku street style; from ateliers and catwalks to city sidewalks and religious festivals--this book shows how the kimono has continued to be one of Japan's most exciting wardrobe elements. Across Japan, women and men are rediscovering the kimono. Comfortable, versatile, and easily adapted to reflect one's personal style, the kimono is the perfect canvas from which to create a head-turning ensemble for any occasion. In Kimono Now, while exploring the origins and evolution of this traditional garment, Manami Okazaki explains how the once ubiquitous kimono disappeared from everyday life only to reappear as a fashion statement....(.) read full amazon description and reviews HERE
Related Recommended Reading & Other Resources:
Thrifty Planet Resource Guide
John Marshall's Blog: John's Attic
Facebook Pages for Kimono & Kitsuke lovers:
Japan Times editorial on Kimonos worn by non-Japanese (see above)
Other Cultural Links, Japanese Info Hubs and Internet Directories:
Japan Zone - Your guide to Japan and Japanese popular culture:
Web-Japan.org : The site provides highly reliable information on Japan across many different genres including culture, sightseeing, society, history and nature. The content is provided primarily in English, but a portion of the site is multilingual.
Web Japan is sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and operated by a Japanese non government organization.
Other Web Directories & Search Engines Besides Google:
New Search Engine in 2016:
We love this new search engine for several reasons. Wikipedia has the following to say about this search engine:
DuckDuckGo (DDG) is an Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results. DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by deliberately showing all users the same search results for a given search term. DuckDuckGo emphasizes returning the best results, rather than the most results, and generates those results from over 400 individual sources, including key crowdsourced sites such as Wikipedia, and other search engines like Bing, Yahoo!, Yandex and Yummly.
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