Thursday, November 3, 2016


There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kimono, which literally means "thing to wear," is defined as "a long, loose robe with wide sleeves and tied with a sash, originally worn as a formal garment in Japan and now also used elsewhere as a robe." I like the rich, complementary colors and textures.

By Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ASO!*koyu* Yukata Series
MENI from ASO! & Soothe

A merchant making up the account
by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849)

Antique kimono
photo by tonko43

Kimono, butterfly on the back

Going Out, 1926
by Chen Cheng-po (1895–1947)

By Yamamoto Hōsui (1850–1906)

Dyed by Light Red
by Omiya Tou

A bijin compared to the beauty of the pine covered islands at Matsushima in Rikuzen Province, 1898
by Toyohara Chikanobu


HWY said...

I've always thought of Kimonos as works of fabric art...and they look really comfortable, too!

These are really good depictions, and I particularly like the Kuniyoshi triptych and Going Out, 1926. Nice art OF art. :-)

Retta said...

Oh, I ADORE kimonos! The colors, patterns, textures, the ornamentation worn with them, etc. I would love for it to become a fad here, ha ha. I even collected almost 200 of my favorites onto my Pinterest board. I find them so inspiring for designing paintings. Thank you for another enjoyable post!