JAPAN. NEXT STO P. KIMONO ( 着物 ). T raditional garment worn by men, women and children. The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear" ( ki "wear" and mono "thing"). Different styles . All Beautiful . All ART. Different colours . One BIG Problem.
Traditional garment worn by men, women and children. The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing")
kimono—had no pockets; however, men who wore them needed a place to store their personal belongings, such as pipes, tobacco, money, seals, or medicines.
Miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function (the two Japanese characters ne+tsuke mean "root" and "to attach").
Another elongated netsuke with a curved top and bottom. It sits behind the obi with the curved ends visible above and below the obi.
Subset of katabori which are carved out for a hollow center. Clams are most commonly the motifs for this type of netsuke
Also known as a Dharma doll, is a hollow, round, Japanese traditional doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism.
These dolls, though typically red and depicting a bearded man (Dharma), vary greatly in color and design depending on region and artist
Though considered an omocha, meaning toy, Daruma has a design that is rich in symbolism and is regarded more as a talisman of good luck to the Japanese.
Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement.
Originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face
The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax.
One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs.
The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist.
A technique best known for its use in the ukiyo-e artistic genre; however, it was also used very widely for printing books in the same period.
Torii Kiyomasu, Ichikawa Danjūrō I in the role of TakenukiGorō. A famous early 18th century actor print of the Torii school
Original print by Hokusai
Usually only the shite, the main actor, wears a mask. However, in some cases, the tsure may also wear a mask, particularly in the case of female roles
All have names. They are carved from blocks of Japanese cypress (檜 "hinoki"), and painted with natural pigments on a neutral base of glue and crunched seashell.