Kimonos as Art

I’ve been daydreaming of silk kimonos lately. So, I went searching for photos.

In colors both pale and vibrant with intricate batiks.

That’s when I discovered Itchiku Kubota’s Art. Kubota spent 70 years of his life searching for the tsujighana…

the lost art of dyeing, batiking, and painting the Kimonos in the late 15th century. The Smithsonian has featured his collection.

Then, I couldn’t get enough of all things Japanese.

Like these one of a kind gold plated fan earrings.


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5 Responses to Kimonos as Art

  1. chinacherie says:

    i just saw my gold fan earrings on your blog — thank you — i am honored to be featured on the same page as the beautiful kimono. i wish you could see my scarlet and red antique silk kimono all done in an iris pattern. in japanese culture, irises are said to ward off evil spirits thus, i keep this one in my collection. many thanks!

  2. chinacherie says:

    sorry — i meant to say scarlet and black on my original post!

  3. Hilary says:

    I did not know that about Irises!
    Do you know sayings like this about peonies?

  4. aysha says:

    I love these, so beautiful!

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