The Story of the Kimono
E.P. Dutton, 1989 - 240 pagina's
Elegant and graceful, the kimono is probably the most beautiful of all national costumes. Jill Liddell has researched this unique garment to provide readers with a complete history of Japan's universal symbol of beauty. More than 200 photos, 160 in full color.
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