Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion

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Sumptuous illustrations of fabulous Japanese kimonos from one of the world's finest collections trace the evolution of kimono style and color. Written by a team of international experts, Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion traces works from the imperial court and samurai aristocracy of the 17th and 18th centuries to bolder contemporary designs of the late 20th century.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art opened to the public in 1923, a gift to the nation from Charles Lang Freer. The museum contains an extensive collection of oriental art, prints, sculpture and silk panels, as well as a major group of 19th and 20th century American works.


  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • 400 illustrations
  • 11.9" x 9.6"