My name is Mon. This account is meant to be for photos of my dolls my sewing creations and my inspirations, and other random things may slip in there from time to time. Warning, I post a lot, and some of it isn't work safe!

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29th March 2012

Photoset with 323 notes

Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003) was a Japanese textile artist, most well known for his amazing work on kimono using a 15-16th century dyeing technique called tsujigahana.

I was lucky to visit his museum in Kawaguchiko, Japan and see his amazing work up close. One room shows kimono depicting landscapes from each season in a circular fashion, set up like the first picture.

Kubota had wanted to make 75 kimono like this to form a piece called “Symphony of Light”, depicting the four seasons. He only managed 30 by his death.

Tagged: arttextile artkimonojapanitchiku kubota久保田 一竹

1st October 2011

Photo reblogged from Hats From History with 73 notes

forgottenantiquities:

Chikanobu Toyohara, Hairstyles of the Meiji Period, 1880s. (via flickr)

forgottenantiquities:

Chikanobu Toyohara, Hairstyles of the Meiji Period, 1880s. (via flickr)

Tagged: 1880sillustrationjapan19th centuryvictorianasianforeignhairstyle

Source: forgottenantiquities

25th September 2011

Photoset reblogged from The Ornamented Being with 165 notes

Tagged: victorianstripesteampunkcostumefashioncostumevictorianbustlejapancherry blossom

8th September 2011

Photo reblogged from Gin No Yuki with 310 notes

ginnoyuki:

japanlove:

くずもちサンデー by Nee! on Flickr.

This looks amazing

Ugh I want to go back to Japan just to eat all the regional sweets *_*

ginnoyuki:

japanlove:

くずもちサンデー by Nee! on Flickr.

This looks amazing

Ugh I want to go back to Japan just to eat all the regional sweets *_*

Tagged: sumiyoshikuzumochikawasakijapan

Source: japanlove

23rd August 2011

Photo reblogged from Fuck Yeah, Victorians! with 66 notes

oldrags:

Koki noryo no zu by Yoshu Chikanobu, 1887 Japan
These bustles are so gorgeously draped
(Click for a bigger size)

oldrags:

Koki noryo no zu by Yoshu Chikanobu, 1887 Japan

These bustles are so gorgeously draped

(Click for a bigger size)

Tagged: headwearart1880's19th centuryvictorianbustlejapanmen

Source: oldrags

12th August 2011

Photo reblogged from Old Rags with 38 notes

oldrags:

Western hairstyles and dress for women and children, 1887 Japan

oldrags:

Western hairstyles and dress for women and children, 1887 Japan

Tagged: fashion platehairdaywalkingheadwear1880'sbustle19th centuryjapanvictorianchildren

11th August 2011

Photo reblogged from Old Rags with 207 notes

oldrags:

Western fashions, 1887 Japan
Grab-bag of posts coming up.

oldrags:

Western fashions, 1887 Japan

Grab-bag of posts coming up.

Tagged: fashion plate1880'sjapanbustleday19th centuryvictorian

12th March 2011

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Japan: How You Can Help

Praying is wonderful, but action is even better.

How you can help.

American Red Cross, Shelterbox, Save the Children and Global Giving are all taking donations. Click on the link for more info.

Tagged: japan

Source: blogs.reuters.com