[SCA-JML] Kimono Creation
- I am looking for information concerning kimonos both period and modern. I
found a place in Sakae that sells used kimonos, and I went in with a
friend who wanted to buy one for herself. I am also interested in kimono,
but being six foot something is not helpful.
First: How different are the 'traditional' kimonos of Japan from those of
the Meiji, Edo, and earlier periods? I noticed that the shopkeeper
pointed out the various cloth styles and that they were all on rolls of
similar length. From what I understood, I gathered that the kimono was
made by using four strips for the front, and four strips for the back,
with a fairly simple seam. Could anyone elaborate on this process or
point to resources that might help?
Anything would be helpful, but I am especially interested in learning the
subtle differences between a man and woman's kimono, as well as the proper
method of wearing one, either alone or with other accesories.
- On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Anthony J. Bryant wrote:
> > OK, so "Do itashimashite" is actually "Do(h)o itashimshite", and should beYou're right, my bad - "do(h)o" would be "doo", and "do(f)u" would be
> > spelled "Dou itashimashite"?
> Not quite. TODAY it is "dou". A century ago, it was spelled "dofu" but
> pronounced "dou." MANY MANY MANY centuries ago, it WAS pronounced "dofu," or
> so they think.
See, I learned something already!
(whou sezs you can't teech an Aulde Phart noo trix?)