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Gaijin "Geisha"

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Kimono-style tea gown, c.1905 "Elegant tea gowns were worn by society ladies in their homes before dinner.

Kimono-style tea gown, c.1905 "Elegant tea gowns were worn by society ladies in their homes before dinner.

Kelly's Dolls, Kimono Girl for Japafronese Art Show@ West End...

Kelly's Dolls, Kimono Girl for Japafronese Art Show@ West End...

ARTeries: Art in your genes, er, jeans - Mr X Stitch

ARTeries: Art in your genes, er, jeans - Mr X Stitch

Eurasia has been the host of many modern civilizations, including those based in Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley.  Jared Diamond, in his book Guns, Germs and Steel, credits Eurasia's dominance in world history to the unique east-west extent of Eurasia and the availability of Eurasian animals and plants suitable for domestication.  He included North Africa in his definition of Eurasia, due to it having a similar climate and peoples.

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1910 - c Kimono (attributed) Iida Co./Takashimaya (Japanese, founded 1831) Japonisme reflected the influence of Japanese art and design on the West. This evening robe illustrates the confluence of the two cultures; its classic kimono silhouette is Westernized through the inclusion of a center-back pleat construction.

1910 - c Kimono (attributed) Iida Co./Takashimaya (Japanese, founded 1831) Japonisme reflected the influence of Japanese art and design on the West. This evening robe illustrates the confluence of the two cultures; its classic kimono silhouette is Westernized through the inclusion of a center-back pleat construction.

Kiyokata Kaburagi (1878-1972) was the pseudonym of a Nihonga artist and the leading master of the bijinga genre in Taishō and Showa period Japan. But he was even more influential as an art teacher and promoter of the Shin Hanga movement. Kaburagi had trained such Shin Hanga giants like Hasui Kawase, Ito Shinsui and Shiro Kasamatsu.

Kiyokata Kaburagi (1878-1972) was the pseudonym of a Nihonga artist and the leading master of the bijinga genre in Taishō and Showa period Japan. But he was even more influential as an art teacher and promoter of the Shin Hanga movement. Kaburagi had trained such Shin Hanga giants like Hasui Kawase, Ito Shinsui and Shiro Kasamatsu.

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