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                                                                                                                                     The Japanese Kimono
                                                                                                                                     The Japanese Kimono

                                            This scene represents Edo,
                                          which is now modern-day Tokyo
                                                                                                                                               The people in this print are wearing different types

                                                                                                                                                 of patterned fabric. The designs would have been

                                                                                                                                                                 hand-printed onto the material.


                                                                                                                                             Indigo dyes were often used to
                  Edo, Japan
                                                                                                                                                colour fabrics in Japan, and

                                                                                                                                               became very popular during
                                                                                                                                              the Edo period (1603-1868).

                                                                                                                                          Organic shapes:
                                                                                                                                          Organic shapes:

                                                                                                                                            Turtle patterns are a

                                                                                                                                       common feature on kimonos.
                                                                                                                                         They represent longevity,
       Mount Fuji
                                                                                                                                               luck and wisdom.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Geometric patterns:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Geometric patterns:

                                                                                                                                                                                                           This geometric star design

                                                                                                                                                                                                              is called Asanoha; it is

                                                                                                                                                                                                             associated with growth

                                                                                                                                                                                                         and good health, and is often
                                                                                                                                                                                                          used on children’s clothing.
                                    Manzai dancers, dressed
                                       in Samurai robes

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