Love the fabrics' design! beautiful colors - quiet tones...It's a traditional design in a more western color and feel design - like a "classic lady" or "business woman with chic" ;0) has the best of both worlds and cultures. love it! ___________ Jotaro Saito
Japan Hair. Wild styles are popular with young women in Japan, especially in the large cities. Photo by Esther Gibbons. In Japan, especially the large cities, traditional Japanese dress has given way to often outlandish fashion, hair, makeup, and even skin coloring called Gyaru. There are many categories that fall under this name, from the moderately to extremely tanned Ganguro, popular in the late 1990s to B-Gyaru, which imitates the fashion of female R&B artists.
Print by Toyohara Chikanobu. He did a lot of Meiji era traditional Japanese prints, but also did many of Japanese women wearing Western-style Victorian fashion. I like the different use of fabrics and colors than what you typically see in European Victorian gowns.
the change of season, or setsubun, is celebrated in traditional fashion at the asakusa temple in tokyo on feb. 9, 1950 as a geisha girl, a sumo wrestler and other prominent personalities throw out roasted beans to the crowd that has gathered. as the beans are scattered, the person who tosses chants or sings: "devil outside, good luck inside." custom is part of the temple festivities and merry-making which greet the change of season, which comes on feb. 3 in japan.