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A Family Guide
Kimono (kee-mo-no) is a Japanese word that means
"thing to wear." Kimono look like robes and have
been worn in Japan for hundreds of years. In this
exhibition, you will see kimono from Japan that
are more than 80 years old and were worn by men,
women and children.
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Art Deco and Modernism in Japan TOKYO
The Samuel P. Harn Memorial Exhibition
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March 8 May 17, 2009 OCEAN
The exhibition is organized and circulated by .
Art Services International in Alexandria,Virginia. OKINAWA
Made possible locally by the AEC Trust. JAPAN
Remember, when wearing a kimono you
always fold the left side over the right! Folding
a kimono right to left is the traditional way to
dress someone for burial.
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What is an uchikake
An uchikake is a beautifully
decorated kimono, usually
worn on a special occasion
like a wedding.
A furisode (fury-so-day) is a kimono worn
by a single woman, and a tomesode (toe-
may-so-day) is a kimono worn by a married
woman. A furisode has longer sleeves, and
a tomesode has shorter sleeves.To tell the
difference, look at the length of the sleeves.
could be worn every
day as a school
uniform or for a
special occasion. A
ma-eer-ee) is a kimono
worn by an infant who
is being blessed by
a priest. The priest will pray for the baby's
health and happiness.
A haori (hay-or-ee) is a formal jacket.When
a man's haori is turned inside out, you can see
handpainted designs on the inside.The Japanese
believed that beauty should be within, and this
is why the designs are on the inside.
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The cranes on this miyamairi symbolize long
life, and the bamboo symbolizes strength.
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or juban (joo-ban),
have beautiful designs
and patterns all over
around the gallery
and see how many
men's juban you can
Stop by the Bishop Study Center to
see kimono and other Japanese objects
that you can touch.
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What is a Crest?
A crest is a design that represents
something that is important to a family.
Here are three samples:
Takanoha (tah-kah-no-ha) is
Japanese for "hawk feather"
and is the symbol for the
samurai (sam-ah-ri), ancient
Fuji (foo-jee) means "wisteria"
in Japanese and is the crest used
most in Japan. Wisteria is a plant
that has low-hanging, purple
blooms.This crest symbolizes
humbleness and respect.
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Kiri (keer-e) is Japanese for
uh), which is a tree.The wood
from this tree was used to
make very expensive pieces
of furniture.This is why the
kiri crest symbolizes high
excellence and worth.
Cover: Woman's kimono, Taisho
What Women Wear: Woman's
formal, long-sleeved kimono (uchikake),
Early Showa period, 1930s
Young woman's formal kimono (furisode),
Taisho period, 1920s
Woman's semiformal kimono
(tomesode),Taisho period, 1912-1926
Kids' Kimono: Infant boy's ceremonial
kimono (miyamairi),Taisho period,
Inside Out Art: Man's formal jacket
(haori), Early Showa period, 1930s-
Design Details: Man's underkimono
(juban), Early Showa period, 1930s-
Seasons of Style: Woman's formal,
long-sleeved kimono (furisode), Taisho
All images courtesy of the
What would your family crest look like?