Traditional Japanese Fashions Paper Dolls (Traditional Fashions) (Paperback)

By Ming-Ju Sun

Dover Publications, 9780486426549, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2003

List Price: 6.95*
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The graceful lines and brilliant hues of traditional Japanese fashions -- prominent among them the kimono -- abound in this elegant paper doll collection.
Two female figures are waiting to be garbed in formal court dress of the Ashikaga period (1338-1573), as well as a pleated trouser skirt, kimonos with floral and bird designs, a traditional Japanese bridal dress, and modern formal robes. An array of hairstyles and footwear accompany the costumes.
A lovely, authentic wardrobe that will delight paper doll fans, this collection will also be welcomed by costume designers, fashion historians, and anyone interested in Japanese culture.

About the Author

Ming-Ju Sun has worked in fashion advertising as an illustrator, art director, and photographer. Her original illustrations for Garfinckel's department store, along with her original drawings from Dover's Fashions of the First Ladies Coloring Book, are archived at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.