The Book of Kimono
By Norio Yamanaka.
This practical and attractive book gives the basic knowledge and vocabulary needed to select and put on a kimono and obi. The way to dress in a kimono, from the preliminaries to tying the obi, is described in detail and fully illustrated. Kimono fashions have evolved over the centuries in response to varied influences. Today, modern innovations are making the wearing of kimono an attractive alternative to Western garments. These are included here, along with a discussion of aesthetics, and the history of the kimono. Paper: 140 pp.