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JAPONISME:THE EUROPEAN CRAZE FOR THINGS JAPANESE

STYLE LOST IN TRANSLATION – Imitationv vs. Interpretation Fashion, like art and other artistic expressions, reflects the social and cultural changes undergoing in a society. French and English fashion houses could not ignore the craze for Things Japanese, as Basil H. Chamberlain defined the artifacts and prints that were massively imported in Europe in those …

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Kabuki Costumes

KABUKI COSTUME by Ruth M. Shaver In discovering the world of Kabuki I felt like an Alice in Wonderland falling into a intriguing world inhabited by fascinating actors wearing spectacular Kabuki costumes with hidden messages only true enthusiasts can decipher. It was a surprise for me to discover that a copy of the book Kabuki …

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