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Project #2 Kimono Pictures

Jessica Kieft ATM 135

Jessica Kieft

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Jessica Kieft
ATM 135 The Kimono WHO? What? The classification system relates to the kimono as being a body supplement that encloses and wraps around the body. The properties of the kimono are that it is a straight lined garment that is in a T-shape that varies on color depending on what the person is wearing it for. They are normally smooth and made out of silk and can be very colorful and have lots of pretty patterns on them. They are all made really similar and dont really have to be made to fit different body types. "Japanese Style, Inc." Girls Red Kimono, Red Japanese Girls Kimono, Red Child Kimono. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://www.japanesestyle.com/girls-kimono-red-floral>. "Kimono." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Oct. 2012. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimono>. "Kimono." Japanese Culture. Japan Zone, 2011. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://www.japan-zone.com/culture/kimono.shtml>. "Kimono." Japanese. ChinatownConnection, 2005. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://www.chinatownconnection.com/japanese-kimono.htm>. "Kimono." Japanese Culture. Japan Zone, 2011. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://www.japan-zone.com/culture/kimono.shtml>. "Kids Web Japan." Occasions for Wearing Kimonos (1). Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/kimono/kimono04.html>. "History of the Kimono." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2012. <http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0214080/Clothing/history_of_the_kimono.htm>. "Japan Facts ; Kimonos." HubPages. N.p., 24 July 2011. Web. 18 Oct. 2012. <http://monitor.hubpages.com/hub/kimonos>. "Basic Kimono Outfit." Japanese Kimono and Yukata. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2012. <http://kimono.sighvogue.com/japanese-kimono-style.html>. Before the 19th century everyone in Japan wore the kimono. Men, women, and children wear them but they look different. Now they are not as commonly worn except for older women, performers, or for special occasions. The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment that are T-shaped, straight lined, long robes. they have attachable collars and long squared sleeves, Put together with an obi. They are wrapped around the body, left over right. They are normally made out of silk, but are also made out of wool and synthetics. They word "kimono" means clothing. When? The kimono design has changed throughout the years. During the Nara Period the kimono was first worn as an undergarment and later on worn outside. it has small sleeves and was first called kosode before they changed it to being called the kimono. In the Kamamkura and the Muromachi Periods the kimono was brightly colored. During the Edo Period the sleeves began to get longer and the obi's wider. Where? There are many different occasions where the kimono is worn. The first one being around 30 to 100 days after a child is born. The baby is dressed in a white under kimono, then it is a girl then she will wear a brightly color dyed kimono and if its a boy then they wear a black kimono with the family crest on it. When celebrating the entrance into adulthood the girls wear furisode with long flowing sleeves which is only worn by unmarried women. The guys wear haoi which is half a coat again with their family crest on it. During a wedding the bride wears a pure white kimono which signifies a the begining of a journey. The kimono is made with breathable fabrics for the warmer seasons and it consists of many layers for the colder seasons. The Japanese wear different kimonos depending on the different seasons. This also effects the designs, patterns and colors being used depending on what season it is being worn for. People normally wear these now for more special or formal occasions. Japan Japan consists of many islands in east Asia and is near Russia, China, and Korea. It is 145,882 square miles, its bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Philippine Sea, East China Sea, and the Sea of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan and Yokohama is its major port. http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/2011/eq_110311_c0001xgp/neic_c0001xgp_l.html Timeline The first kimono was seen in Japan during the Kofun Period (300-550 A.D.) also know as the Yamato period. This is when Japan adopted the method of silkworm framing to make silk kimonos. during this time period the kimonos were mostly white because the dying process was not yet discovered. Then is the Nara Period (550-710 A.D.) where the kimono was still simple but had the upper garment's overlap from right to left which is the opposite of today. They discovered the dying method but only making them one color all over. This is also when the kimono started to have a status ranking behind it. After is the Heian Period (792-1192 A.D.) which focused on the kimono being an art form, this is when they started paying more attention to details and making the garment look beautiful. The most intricate kimono of this time incorporated 20 layers of fabric. The kimonos were a fashion statement and had to follow the trends for the particular season. Lastly is the Edo Period (1615-1868 A.D.) in which they came out with the resist dying technique, so the kimonos were very unique and had intricate designs on them. During this time they went back to the kimono being a single layer. Dress & Culture Scale 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. 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. 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/>. Political-Scale Culture 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 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. right now the population of Japan is around 127,650,000 people. which indicates a political-scale culture with hundreds of millions of people. "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/>. "Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship Photo Gallery." Shinkendo Japanese Swordsmanship Photo Gallery. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://www.shinkendo.com/pics.html>. "Management Decision." Emerald. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2012. <http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=865219>. Travel and Tourism

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 is not as strict as their home land. "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>. national dress, synthetic dyes, standard sizing, fashion, variation by occasion 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. 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>. global markets, corporations, advertising, mass production 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. How Kimonos Have Changed Over Time The Kimono in the future Bioplastic New Fabric used in Kimono for Japanese Restaurant The ways of the kimono are already changing. In 2010 they announced using Biofront heat-resistant Bioplastics to be used in making the silk crepe for kimonos that will be worn by the people working at a Japanese Restaurant named Murasaki located in Shanghai, China. Now they are looking into making this material eco-friendly by using traditional silk craftsmanship. The fact that this new fabric can withstand 210 degrees C means that the material can be tampered with in new ways such as ironing, high temperature dyeing, and molding. http://www.teijin.co.jp/english/news/2010/ebd100301.html “Silk crepe kimonos made from ecologically friendly bioplastic.” New Materials Asia (2010): 6. General onefile Traditional Dress Declines Translated into Ready to Wear Designs As time goes on the kimono will no longer look the way it is supposed to, instead it will be transformed into everyday wear or exagerated in the fashion world in couture fashion shows. The kimono will be more or an inspiration of these new garments and wont have the same meaning behind them. An example of thes changes in the kimono fashion is at Drindl Meets kimono Japan Fashion week in Tokyo. http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/cn-1E6M7veS/Dirndl+Meets+Kimono+Japan+Fashion+Week+Tokyo http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/cn-1E6M7veS/Dirndl+Meets+Kimono+Japan+Fashion+Week+Tokyo http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/cn-1E6M7veS/Dirndl+Meets+Kimono+Japan+Fashion+Week+Tokyo During the 19th century kimonos used to be a way to express elegance and status in Japan but now they are not often seen except for geisha houses, coming of age and tea ceremonies. Later on I'm sure even at these ceremonies they will stop wearing the traditional kimono. Even with weddings now a lot less people wear the white kimono and surveys say that around 50% of the people dont wear a kimono but maybe once every five years. Soon I believe they will become a dress of the past and people will start to wear inspired versions of the kimono instead. Do not have the same meaning behind them http://ei.wtin.com/article/rl50e6PykU2/2012/10/12/focus_what_is_the_future_for_japans_kimono_artisans/ http://www.gojapango.com/culture/japanese_tea_ceremony.html The dress practice of wearing a Kimono is body-subordinate because this garment stands on its own and doesn’t show off the body curves. This is partially due to the way the garment is cut into a T-shape and is wrapped around the body having the sleeves hang from the arms and having the obi be the only part that forms close to the body. Although the garment still doesn’t show the true figure of the wearer because the obi is tied around in a thick layer. They could be seen as more of an artistic garment because of the details painted on them and what they symbolize.
The kimono changed through out time. In the early Edo period there was barely any difference between the men and women kimono. When the kimonos did start to show changes the patterns became larger and bolder. Yong girl kimonos were lavish, decorated, and brightly colored, older women wore more subtle patterns and subdued colors. The sleeve length also varied, the young women wore then long and are then shortened when they get married. For men their kimonos had even shorter sleeves and have restrained patterns and colors.
The designs and images painted onto the kimono have complex meanings behind them. Some of which come from religion and popular beliefs, such as the depiction of a crane, which is supposed to live for a thousand years representing longevity and good fortune. These motifs can connect with the wearer’s virtues or attributes or what they want to aspire to be. The designs may reflect someone’s emotions or just represent an occasion or season. These kimonos that incorporated a lot of symbolism were worn for weddings, festivals, and are thought of giving good fortune and protection to the wearer. This shows that the Japanese believe in literal and figurative power of images.
Colors incorporated into the kimono also have input in thee meaning of the garment, such as blue which is supposed to help heal bites and stings, and is worn to protect from animals that will do so. The color black represents water, north, winter and wisdom. Purple means undying love, Red represents youthful glamour and allure, and passionate.

The kimono was the traditional dress in Japan but is now mostly worn for special occasions. The kimono used to be feminine attire and was worn by everyone. This garment was a cultural norm. Japan is a mostly conformist country, which also makes the kimono a conformist garment. It is made the same and is worn the same way, the only difference is the colors, patterns, images, and designs that tell a little about the person such as age gender and who they are. This garment lends itself to the Japanese conformist ways of life and also shows creativity by what is on the kimono with in reason because the designs are given meanings in the society.
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