The Kimono of the Geisha-Diva Ichimaru By Barry Till, Michiko Warkentyne and Judith Patt The Kimono of the Geisha-Diva Ichimaru By Barry Till, Michiko Warkentyne and Judith Patt

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The Kimono of the Geisha-Diva Ichimaru By Barry Till, Michiko Warkentyne and Judith Patt

$18.95

Age:2006

Dimensions: 7-1/4”w x 8-3/4”h

This informative book was published by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and  Pomegranate Communications (ISBN: 0-7649-3513-5). In keeping with the geisha tradition of elegant dress, Ichimaru, who was known as the ultimate courtesan (1906-1997), Ichimaru accumulated a shrinking collection of Kimono over the course of her long career. After her death, the collection was given to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. In this colorful, well-informed, and satisfying little book, three members of the gallery’s curatorial staff tell Ichimaru’s life story and place it in the cont4ext of the floating world and the larger world of Japanese culture. 

This book provides detailed information on Kimono construction, materials, dyeing and stitching techniques, styles and the cultural connections evoked by those styles, and the secret language of kimono imagery. Color photographs accompany their descriptions, and Ichimaru’s life is illustrated with color and black-and-white images.

Condition: Excellent Hardcover book, new condition without a broken spine.