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Revitalising the kimonoRead MoreAugust 12, 2017

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A few years ago we started to collect kimonos for the research and reference library. Their interesting fabrics, colours and shapes caught our eye...

The kimonoRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

The Japanese kimono is truly a work of art. A programme, available in the UK on iPlayer, shows the handmade production of this traditional garment.

Japanese Costume and Textile ArtsRead MoreAugust 6, 2016

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A new book has just arrived to add to the reference collection - Japanese Costume and Textile Arts by Seiroku Noma.