By Ruth M. Shaver

The clothes of the feudal lords and girls of previous Japan, warriors, priest, courtesans, Edo-period dandies geisha, footmen, farmers— in reality, the complete array of Kabuki's colourful characters-is mentioned in interesting aspect during this jap Kabuki book.

From kimono and armor to undergarments, from wigs to foot apparatus, from swords to hair garments—no point of dress components is ignored. Textiles and cloth designs, in all their great quantity of weaves, colours, and styles, are conscientiously taken notice of, and a couple of very important conventional designs are illustrate. makeup and headdress various codecs of dress for particular roles, forms of tying the obi—all are expertly described.

Of the varied books in English facing the Kabuki theater of Japan, none to this point has dedicated itself completely to gown. Kabuki is compelling bringing approximately such artwork types, but it's the costumes that create the intrinsic, eye catching spectacle.

Praise for Kabuki Costume:

"A made from over fourteen years of meticulous examine, Shaver's precise and authoritative research of the labyrinthine complexities of Kabuki costumery not just provides…a important reference paintings for pupil, but additionally an apt advent for somebody trying to comprehend the foundations of jap visible arts and theatrical conventions."—Choice Reviews

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