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Japanese Kimono, 1915 – 1940

November 4, 2011

I went to see the Japanese kimono exhibit at MAIC and took a lot of photos to share.  These are more Modern period kimonos, especially from the 1920s and 1930s.  The lighting in the exhibit was good for viewing but it was really low.  This is typical of displays of fiber and paper, which are sensitive to fading from light exposure. 

I used a camera trick from one of the people interviewed in the pet adoption photography article to get better exposures with my small, automatic pocket camera.  I put it on the fast motion capture setting and side by side comparisons showed that this had sharper images with better color saturation.  Overall, it was hard to get pictures that were not blurred or grainy. 

I placed the description of the images above the item, because I took close ups on a few of them.

Hitoe, Late Meiji period (1868-1912)/ Early Taishō period (1912-1926), silk

Kimono, circa 1925


Kimono, Late Taishō period (1912-1926)/ Early Shōwa period (1926-1989), 1920s/1930s


 

Kimono, Early Shōwa period (1926-1989), 1930s


Kimono, Late Taishō period (1912-1926)/ Early Shōwa period (1926-1989), 1920s/1930s

Kimono, Late Taishō period (1912-1926)/ Early Shōwa period (1926-1989), 1920s, silk

Hitoe, Late Taishō period (1912-1926)/ Early Shōwa period (1926-1989), c. 1925

Furisode, Taishō period (1912-1926), c. 1920

Furisode, Early Shōwa period (1926-1989), early 1930s

Uchikake, Early Shōwa period (1926-1989), circa 1935

Furisode, Late Taishō period (1912-1926)/ Early Shōwa period (1926-1989), circa 1930

Uchikake, Late Taishō period (1912-1926)/ Early Shōwa period (1926-1989), c. 1930

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