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KIMONO DAYS -- Japanese Women and Their Everyday Tools  鯨尺 by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. Basic beginnings of a kimono. The link has an interesting account of some of the history.

KIMONO DAYS -- Japanese Women and Their Everyday Tools 鯨尺 by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. Basic beginnings of a kimono. The link has an interesting account of some of the history.

photo credit: Okinawa Soba

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Цветочные композиции

Цветочные композиции

Hand-colored photo of young woman in kimono. Photographer possibly Felice Beato, late 1860’s or 1870’s, Japan.

thekimonogallery: Hand-colored photo of young woman in kimono. Photographer possibly Felice Beato, late or Japan.

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A woman pours a close friend of the family some sake. Entertaining close friends took place in the best room of the house, with the friend sitting in the place of honor in front of the tokonoma