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Japanese Costume and the Makers of its Elegant Tradition

Minnich, Helen Benton

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ISBN 10: 0804802874 / ISBN 13: 9780804802871
Published by Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT, 1986
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Stunning purple and white cover designed by M. Kuwata, on this tightly bound hardback. Contains 53 plates in full color and 119 in black and white, Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Bookseller sticker to FFEP but no other marks. Very light foxing to top and fore edges. Binding is clean with no wear. Unclipped DJ has no wear. Protective slipcase is lightly rubbed. Digital photos available. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 374 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 956

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Title: Japanese Costume and the Makers of its ...

Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Second Printing

About this title


In a word, this book is a story. Nonetheless, it is a true story,
even though it is not a textbook.
It was told by one who drank it from his own roots and knew it as he knew
himself. It has been written by one who prefers to paint pictures, warmly, rather than to ferret out facts, coldly, and who believes that a picture painted in broad strokes of color can convey an impression more faithful, more vivid, and more enduring than that conveyed by a carefully annotated and accurately measured diagram.
The picture I would like to paint is not just the history of Japanese costume
but the panoramic human background against which that history is traced. It
should be, then, a history of taste rather than of tailoring.
This is my viewpoint and my perspective. My desire is to pass on to other
Westerners a warmer understanding and appreciation of the history of the Japanese people as it has been woven and dyed in the bright silken fabrics that they have always produced so superlatively and worn so handsomelyand loved so

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