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  • Oct.13

    MUCH ADO ABOUT MASKS

    Oct.13 Amy Katoh

    In Japan, masks ( and prayer!) have been the preferred mode of protection from sickness, allergies, colds and close quarters, airplanes and such for YEARS! Nothing out of sync about seeing a white square surgical mask on the mouth and nose of an elegantly dressed lady, or an otherwise smartly outfitted business man. Masks have…

    Feb.23

    Kimono Refashioned

    Feb.23

    San Francisco Asian Art Museum explores impact of kimono on global fashion On view from Feb. 8 through May 5, 2019 Evening dress, Autumn/Winter 1991, by Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, b. 1942) for Comme des Garçons Noir. Silk taffeta with hand painting. Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute. © The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi…

    Aug.14

    I Only Have Eyes for Blue (and White)

    Aug.14

    by Amy Katoh, author, lecturer

    June.29

    Gungendo – Pioneers in the Slow Clothes Movement

    June.29 Shops

    The Matsubas are to clothes what Alice Waters is to the Slow Food movement. Their 30-year old company, Gungendo, is dedicated to the principle of Slow Clothes, reflected in their strong commitment to supporting sustainable rural communities and retaining important textile-related skills in Japan. Their designs are not about fashion fads, but about timeless personal…

    Feb.22

    Yuzen Shirts by Hiroshi Saito

    Feb.22

    Whenever I wear a Hiroshi Saito Shirt in Japan or North America, I am always asked about it.


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