The Pitt Rivers Museum is located In oxford, 'The Pitt Rivers Museum cares for the University of Oxford's collection of anthropology and world archaeology. Discover more about visiting along with information on the famous collections and our contemporary research'. http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/. The Pitt Rivers museum showcases various historical and world cultures, what they wore, how they lived, what … Continue reading Pitt Rivers Museum Exhibition Summary
Japanese colour meanings shown on Temari Balls One of the symbolisms of giving Temaris as gifts is that they represent brilliance because of their colours, wishing the recipient a brilliant life also the joy of Temari balls is their great use of colors, they use traditional colour combinations for the Japanese Temari and in Japanese … Continue reading Japanese Colour Meanings
The Spring Summer Haute Couture Collection from Dior designed by John Galliano is amazing and gives me inspiration for my own work on my Japanese culture project. I particularly love the accessories, the embroidery and the way he has used the fans as head piece accessorize. I love the Feathered dress, the crane is one of my main Japanese symbols that Ive looked at for my design and I have a similar idea to create a feathered dress.
'Silk-weaving families can be traced to the 15th century in the famous Nishijin weaving center of Kyoto, where elegant fabrics worn by the emperor and the aristocracy were produced. In the 17th century, designs on textiles were applied using stencils and rice paste, in the yuzen or paste-resist method of dyeing. The yuzen method provided an imitation of aristocratic brocades, which were forbidden to commoners … Continue reading Yuzen dyeing
I've always loved sushi I was introduced into sushi by my mum when I was a child and I loved the way it looked the way it tastes it was very interesting to me as a child as you can imagine a child seeing food made in such a creative way they look like edible … Continue reading Sushi!!! =]
I bought a kimono from a magic shop!!!!! My mum first got me into magic, crystals, candles and incense when I was younger and its always been in my life, I love crystals and having a sense that they are helping me generate my energy into the right places, where I need them in my … Continue reading I bought a kimono!!!!!
京都の舞妓(maiko of Kyoto) photo by Sangho Jo As I researched sushi and japanese culture I found beautiful images of japanese kimonos and decided to continue researching into japanese culture. I discovered that the decorative images on kimonos were symbols and the colours displayed on the kimonos had meaning. For example, cranes in Japanese textiles represented long life and … Continue reading Beautifully Wrapped
Stills from Memoirs Of A Geisha, In this film I learnt that "the very word 'Geisha' means 'Artist', and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art" Geisha are Secret Entertainers, they sell their skills not theirs bodies. Agony and pain live side by side for them. They create … Continue reading Understanding The Meaning of ‘Geisha’
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