Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2011

128 Pages | 96 pgs. in full-color

7 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches

ISBN: 9784770031488

Bookseller Code (03)


The New Kimono

From Vintage Style to Everyday Chic

Nanao Magazine

A Publication of Kodansha USA

Recently, young women in Japan have taken to the idea of wearing kimono as everyday fashion, delighting in scouring secondhand kimono stores and their mothers' closets for vintage pieces to bring their own wardrobes up to date. A testament to this trend is the success of Nanao, a quarterly magazine aimed at this younger market, and filled with stylish spreads and tips on dressing, finding great but inexpensive pieces, and customizing, accessorizing, and caring for these traditional garments. The New Kimono presents, in book form, a selection of the best articles from Nanao. An appendix provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for puting on kimono, kimono underwear, yukata, and obi. A glossary of kimono terms and a shop guide is also included. Beautiful photographs combine with practical hints, making this book indispensible for kimono lovers, as well as anyone with an interest in fashion, Japanese popular culture, or textiles and design.


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