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The 1-2-3s of Japanese — a how-to guide for beginners

On April 26, 2008, Posted by , In Japanese, tagged in , With Comments Off

A look at Historical Japanese costume aimed for beginners.

An Annotated Bibliography of Japanese Costume Books

On April 25, 2008, Posted by , In Japanese, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off

This article contains a list of books, with descriptions, of Japanese costume interest.

A Brief History of Japanese Clothing

This article provides a brief overview of Japanese clothing from ancient times until the beginning of the “modern” Tokugawa period in the 17th century.

Japanese Dyestuffs

On April 25, 2008, Posted by , In Japanese, tagged in , With Comments Off

What dyes did they use in historic Japan? Read on..

Then and Now — Common Mistakes in Japanese Historical Clothing

On April 25, 2008, Posted by , In Japanese, tagged in , With Comments Off

This article is very useful to the student of Japanese historical clothing. It points out the differences between modern garments and their historical counterparts which may have had the same name.

Dyeing with Safflower

On April 25, 2008, Posted by , In Japanese, tagged in ,,, , With Comments Off

Kass shares her adventures dyeing with Safflower.

Contemporary Sources of Use to the Japanese Reenactor

On April 25, 2008, Posted by , In Japanese, tagged in ,,,,, , With Comments Off

Contemporary sources that are useful to Japanese Reenactors.

Dos and Don’ts of Japanese Historic Dress

On April 25, 2008, Posted by , In Japanese, With Comments Off

What to wear in Pre-17th century Japan.