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 YokoDana Kimono's Recommended Links on Japanese Fabrics, Kimono,Culture etc. Page Two

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Aikomei.com is an online gallery of Asian-inspired finely handcrafted furniture, art work, jewelry boxes and more created by Southern Californian artists.We are putting it here because we loved what we saw, as well as the site design itself. This site is definitely in tune with the wabi-sabi concept! Enjoy! Aikomei is an online gallery of Asian-inspired finely handcrafted furniture, art work, jewelry boxes and more created by Southern Californian artists.We are putting it here because we loved what we saw, as well as the site design itself. This site is definitely in tune with the wabi-sabi concept! Enjoy!

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Wikipedia, the on-line encylopedia: Kimonos

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Artworks by Julia: 
Orientalia, Japanese, Chinese, Asian Themed Tile Art and Tile Murals. Ukiyo-e or Japanese Prints On Tile

We came across this site and are impressed with the way that the artist has captured the sensibilities of traditional Ukiyoe prints in her hand-painted tile murals. While this is not related to Japanese textiles, we felt our visitors might appreciate this distinctive site and artwork. Artworks by Julia is the business of tile artist Julia Sweda, offering custom designed and hand painted Japanese, Chinese, Oriental, Asian themed decorative tile art and tile murals. Themed tile mural paintings and decorative tile art that emulates Mitsuyoshi, Hiroshige, Utamaro, Masanobu etc. Custom portraits of samurai, geisha, oiran, maiko and courtesans in the Ukiyo-e or woodblock style. Enjoy.

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Kimono Now: by Manami Okazaki

Kimono Now
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

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The New Kimono: From Vintage to Everyday Chic

buy the book or read reviews on amazon.com
by Editors of Nanao Magazine

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Related Recommended Reading & Other Resources:

Thrifty Planet Resource Guide

textilearts.net

John Marshall's Attic(Blog)

 John Marshall's Blog: John's Attic


John Marshall is a master of traditional Japanese dyeing arts for over 30 years whose work we've admired for years. In recent years he has developed a blog and web site which we've heard about from other customers and which we highly recommend. His love and deep knowledge of traditional Japanese culture and language is apparent to us in reading his site and blog, so if you love traditional indigo works like katazome etc, traditional Japanese textile arts or culture you'll love his web site and blog


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Facebook Pages for Kimono & Kitsuke lovers:
International Kimono Auctions 
Kimono Sales Worldwide

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Reddit Japan Discussion Pages: Kimono Acculturation Controversy Fall 2015 Boston

Japan Times editorial on Kimonos worn by non-Japanese (see above)

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Other Cultural Links, Japanese Info Hubs and Internet Directories:
zerodirectory.com

Japan Zone - Your guide to Japan and Japanese popular culture:
Japan Zone: Banner

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Web-Japan.org hub resource site by Japanese government

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.

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Other Web Directories & Search Engines Besides Google:
ActiveSearchResults.com : Recommended search engine

Gift Guides, under $100, visit Rebatezone.com here.

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