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    Kimono and the Colors of Japan (New Printing Edition)

    Price : ¥2,800
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    A great reference guide to Japanese color theory as it relates to kimono

    This distinctive volume reveals a unique antique kimono collection through various delicate Japanese colors and their use in kimono. The main focus of this book is on the colors of kimono and obi, not their construction or how to wear them. Colors such as “coconut brown,” “horizon blue,” “cupid pink,” and “lamp black” suggest the ways in which Japanese textile artists perceive colors. The pictures on every page are in glorious color to show the delicate color combination of each kimono.

    According to Katsumi Yumioka, the collector of the antique kimonos presented in this book, “We organized the kimono and obi (sash) according to what I like to call ‘Japanese Kokoro no Iro’ – the colors of the Japanese heart. Each category presents an example of how Japanese people understand individual colors and what the colors themselves express or signify.” With the knowledge of both Western and Japanese traditional fashion cultures, Yumioka presents and explains his collection to the general reader in an easily accessible way.

    Kimono collectors, textile design students, or anyone who enjoys looking at beautiful things will appreciate this book.

    First released in 2005 by the Japanese art book publisher, PIE BOOKS, this title is now available in a new edition published by PIE International. The contents remain the same with different ISBN.

    • Size:264x157mm
    • Pages:240 pages (Full color)
    • Binding:Softbound
    • Language:J/E Bilingual
    • ISBN:978-4-7562-5018-6
    • Author:Katsumi Yumioka

    For more information, please contact the distributor/bookstore who covers your country.

    Apr / 2018 release in the US / Europe (except Italy)

    <b>About the Author</b>
    Katsumi Yumioka, an antique kimono collector, started his career as a freelance hair and make-up artist who participated in high-profile fashion shows such as Christian Dior’s collections. Yumioka worked his way into the world of kimono styling while amassing an impressive antique kimono collection. His kimono collection has been featured not only in this title but also in numerous other titles published subsequently.


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