Re: Winter Garb & Stuff...
- --- In email@example.com, "Kristin" <ticklequen@...> wrote:
> It is hard to find books at the Barns andYes, yes it is. But not always impossible.
> Noble or Borders to research Japanese culture and garb.
> :-( This mighthttp://www.iz2.or.jp/english/ Go to the "Costume History In Japan"
> seem silly, but I don't know how to research this on the web.
section at the left and browse by period. Kamakura through Momoyama is
sort of lumped together. Still a GREAT website though.
Mouse over the word "Japanese" at the left and a pulldown menu will
appear. "The 1-2-3's of Japanese" includes some clothing construction
some of the same information as Reconstructinghistory, but the
nagabakama instructions may be easier to follow.
http://www.wodefordhall.com is mine. I've tried to make it good. The
page on kosode includes links to surviving garments, mostly from the
Momoyama period. See what you think - and TELL me if it's not good. I
can't improve it if I don't know what people are having problems with.
Get your hands on a copy of Liza Dalby's "Kimono: Fashioning Culture"
if you are at all interested in doing court dress. It devotes a full
chapter to Heian color palettes. Honestly, if you're going to do
Japanese dress, particularly for women, this book give you context and
will help you understand WHY you wear something the way you do.
Hope this helps.
Saionji no Hanae