The Sophisticated Women and Men of Edo as Seen in Their Kimonos and Accessories

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着物と装身具に見る江戸のいい女・いい男
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松竹梅鶴亀高砂文様振袖(江戸後期~明治初期)
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赤羅紗地蝶文様錦糸筥迫(江戸末期) 3 of 7
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黄色呉呂地丸に横木瓜紋陣羽織(江戸後期) 6 of 7
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Never one to pass on an opportunity to host an exhibition that has very little to do with its stated purpose, the good old Tobacco & Salt Museum will see an exquisite collection of high-class fabrics on display this spring. All dated from the Edo to Taisho periods and assembled by bag merchant Kiyoshi Nakamura, these items include luxuriously embroidered kimono, wallet-like hakoseko, tobacco pouches and batik-printed sari imported from India and Java. The prints come with a high level of meaningful imagery; trying to figure out what's happening in each one is probably the most fun part of the exhibition. With a good 200 items on display, including depictions of hair styles and cosmetic tools, this one's a great chance to learn about the trends of bygone days.

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