Globalization and Culture Adoption of Kimono

Sophie Milenovich. Kimonos. New York: Abrams 2007 print

The first source was found in the Thompson library of Ohio State University. It talks about some general ideas of Kimono: the code and tradition that behind this garment, the various facets of kimono, and its history. This book also specifies some details of kimono, the hairstyle and accessories of kimono, which are accompanied with elegant photographs and drawings. The author named Sophie Milenovich who has been lived in Tokyo, Japan for two years. There, she formed a deep interest in the culture of Kimono since she is a designer for Mantero silk. After she went back her country, she wrote this book. I got the basic characters and styles of Kimono from this book, which makes it possible to distinguish the difference and similarity between kimono and Han costume in china.

Barbara Goldberg. “The Japanese kimono” School Arts 92.8 (Apr. 1993): p31. Web 17 April 2012

The second source “The Japanese Kimono” was found on Academic Onfile. Barbara Goldberg published this article on School Arts in 1993. In this article, the author introduces Kimono’s history and background. At first he explains the literally meaning of the word “Kimono”, then he analysis how its literally meaning associated with Japanese culture. He spends one paragraph to introduce the history of Kimono, how the first kimono came out, how china influenced the modern Kimono. In addition, he mentioned the moderation that Japanese did with kimono. In the following paragraphs, the author mentions that the culture of Kimono is highly regarded in this country. I will use this article to analysis how Japan borrowed the traditional culture of china and developed it to their own culture. I will also analyze the reason of the disappearance of Han costume.

Annie Van Assche. Fashioning Kimono: Dress and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Japan. Milan : 5 Continents 2005 Print

The third book “Fashioning Kimono: Dress and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Japan” was found in the Thompson library of Ohio State University. Annie Van Assche works as an art historian in Japanese textile. Different from other sources, this book points out that western art influence deeply on the kimono culture in Japan rather than discusses the influence of Japanese historical tradition. It reflects the westernization and modernization of Japan in 21 century. In addition, the author talks about how kimono found its own place under the pressure of western clothing.