Rokusho Volume 23 Special Feature: Antique “Green Blue”: Women’s Jewelry Rokusho Volume 23 Special Feature: Antique “Green Blue”: Women’s Jewelry

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Rokusho Volume 23 Special Feature: Antique “Green Blue”: Women’s Jewelry

$65.00

Published in Japanese this is a paperback consisting of an exceptional compilation of antique Women’s hair ornament and jewelry in full color. Objects worn by the Oiran are difficult to find and expensive when available. A Japanese comb and hairpin are about much more than just styling your hair. Some 400 years ago, Japan took the simple comb and transformed it into an elegant beauty accessory that became a work of art. Japanese Kushi, (combs), and Kanzashi, (hairpin), became expressions of a woman’s character, social class, or religion. People could even tell what neighborhood someone lived in by looking at their hair ornaments. According to an ancient Japanese proverb, “A woman’s hair is her life”, (Kami wa onna no inochi), and from the early 1600s until the beginning of the modern era, decorative combs and hairpins have been an important part of Japanese fashion. This magazine celebrates the hair ornament in Japan. This publication is very RARE and out of print. Some antique shop references and ads in the back of the magazine. Reading from right to left.

Excellent, Like New condition with original slipcover.

Dimensions: 9-0" x 11-1/2”