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Project 3 ATM 135

Dress & Culture Scale

Jessica Kieft

on 17 December 2012

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Project 3: Dress & Culture Scale By Jessica Kieft Political-Scale Culture commercial-Scale culture Travel and Tourism national dress, synthetic dyes, standard sizing, fashion, variation by occasion global markets, corporations, advertising, mass production incorporated items from trade, elaborate textiles for royalty, dressing to ranked and achieved status, wrapped and preshaped with little waist Global Empires Ranked, Commoners, Royalty kin-based, status ascribed by age and gender, family, and Authority of elders Natural Fibers, personal adornment, denotes ascribed status, wrapped, gender differentiation, life-course ritual dressing Animism, Rituals, Spirts Domestic-Scale The Japanese people are a very kin-based society because their social status is derived from a persons age, gender, and abilities. If someone is older then they are more respected and communicated with in a different way. Also in the way they dress, the elders or parents are dressed in more subdued colors and designs which represent different things such as their age, and what their position is in society.
Family is also very important in the Japanese culture. They stay close together and all have a role to contribute to the family. The family can also attribute to their status which is reflected in what kind of kimonos they where and how they are worn.
The elders in a family are thought to be in their stage of relaxation and keeping the family together in an over all aspect. they are also supposed to be wise because they have already experienced life. In Japan they practice going to geographic locations and worshiping elements of the shrine or temples that are there. there are Shinto Shrines and Buddhist temples. They also have family shrines for the deceased who become their ancestors. The Japanese people dress in their traditional kimono for these visits and ceremonies.
The Haru Matsuri festival for the welcoming of spring also incorporates masks that are worn to keep away the evil spirits. they dress up in a more elaborate kimono for this festival. Another type of festival is the doll festival that displays a bunch of dolls in traditional kimono garments. The fiber that a kimono is normally made out of is silk which is a natural fiber.
The kimonos used to be painted with different designs that went through a really long process to make. they would put personality into each one individually.
depending on which kimono you the person is wear it can tell you how you need to respect and treat them. young girls will wear a furisode which is really colorful, when you become a young women not yet married the kimono also incorporates patterns. When a women gets married she wears a Kwansai, sand after she is married she wears different kimono for different occasions.
The kimono is a garment that is wrapped around your body as well as the obi.
Men wear kimonos differently, not being so fancy or bright colored as the women kimono except if that man were an emperor.
through out a women's life there are different ceremonies you must go through and each of these require a new kimono to be worn which represents a new status in the society. some examples are the tea ceremony and the birth of a child and coming of age. In Japan there used to be a four tiered class system with samurai on the top who were basically royalty or given that status. Then the farmers and peasants, the artisans, and on the bottom were the merchants. The dynasties where the kimono first started out had empires with the governments being the emperor and empress who ruled over the people. the emperor decided who had what status in the society and could escalate ones status as well. One way that they would do this is by having the empress present to the person a kimono of higher rank. Which was a great honor and then they had new and more duties to the emperor. the kimono idea was originally incorporated from the chinese and then was transfigured into a kimono in japan.
the emperor, empress, and samurai would have dragon designs on their kimonos and would be outlined with gold or silver threads. The number of claws that the dragon had also determined the rank of a persons social status.
the way the kimono was made and cut from fabric made it so that little fabric was wasted in the process of making this garment. this is because of the T-shape of the garment that is ment to hang from and wrap around the body. the kimono is now not a typical dress of japanese people today but is worn in tourist places. Most of the japanese youth try to go to a different country for school so that they can get away from all the traditional Japan way of living. They want to be free and explore the western dress and ways of life because it isnt as strict as their home land. Japan as a whole nation wore kimonos for daily life and then for certain occasions. The process of dying a kimono is to use natural rice paste and soybean mixture to make trace out the image and then the color dye is painted on top and the paste keeps the color from bleeding. All the sizing is relatively the same because it is one shape and can be wrapped to fit the body to be figure flattering.
the kimono is a form of inspiration for many fashionable interpretations and reinventions of the kimono into cutoure, and ready to wear clothing.
There are different kinds of kimonos for different occasions, such as a black, red, or beige kimono. today there are online shops for kimonos and also shops all over in japan for tourists who go there as well as a few traditionally made kimonos for those who like to have an ethnic dress for special occasions celebrated in their culture. most of these shops make the kimonos the original way so that they are authentic and have a connection with the people and their culture. the online stores are available to people all over the world who might want to buy kimonos. there is a corporation behind these sites that runs them. the online store are mass produced as well as the tourist shops may be. right now the population of Japan is around 127,650,000 people. which indicates a political-scale culture with hundreds of millions of people. the cultural authentication of the kimono first derived from the Han Chinese clothing. Japan adopted some aspects of their dress. In the Heian period the kimono was stylized and had an apron worn over it. later it was called underwear and worn without the trousers. During the Edo period the sleeves became longer and the obi wider. much later on Japan started to adapt western clothing as a normal way of dress. In america the kimono inspired the making and style of bathrobes and and dressing gowns. Eicher, Joanne Bubolz., Sandra Lee. Evenson, and Hazel A. Lutz. The Visible Self: Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society. 3rd ed. New York: Fairchild Publications, 2000. 213-75. Print. Bill, and Rikta. "Japan Kobe Mission Blog 2008-2011 McIntyre Family." : The Sword of the Spirit. N.p., 8 May 2009. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://presidentmcintyre.blogspot.com/2009/05/sword-of-spirit-kimono-pictures-taken.html>. "Japanese American Family Portrait in Kimonos | Joel Gordon Photography." Japanese American Family Portrait in Kimonos | Joel Gordon Photography. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://joelgordon.photoshelter.com/image/I0000V5XCnuAhSEo>. "Travel Destinations." Discover Interesting Festivals in Japan. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://www.travelvivi.com/discover-interesting-festivals-in-japan/>. Prabhu, Nandita. "Tea Ceremony!, Travel Blog - Mathrubhumi Travel and Tourism." Tea Ceremony!, Travel Blog - Mathrubhumi Travel and Tourism. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://www.mathrubhumi.com/travel/article/travel_blog/tea_ceremony/108195/>. "A PEASANT WOMAN CARRYING FAGOTS in OLD JAPAN - a Photo on Flickriver." A PEASANT WOMAN CARRYING FAGOTS in OLD JAPAN - a Photo on Flickriver. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/3666276193/>. "Management Decision." Emerald. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=865219>. "Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship Photo Gallery." Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship Photo Gallery. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://www.shinkendo.com/pics.html>. "Students in Kimono Guide Tourists | House of Japan - Japan News Technology Autos Culture Life Style." Students in Kimono Guide Tourists | House of Japan - Japan News Technology Autos Culture Life Style. N.p., 22 Feb. 2011. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://www.houseofjapan.com/local/students-in-kimono-guide-tourists>. Mallett, Marla. "Japanese Kimono Design Techniques. Kimonos with Painted, Embroidered,Kasuri, Shibori, and Gold Foil Designs." Japanese Kimono Design Techniques. Kimonos with Painted, Embroidered,Kasuri, Shibori, and Gold Foil Designs. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://www.marlamallett.com/k_design.htm>.
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