The Propaganda Kimonos Japan Kept Hidden From Outsiders
These beautiful garments celebrate military power.
Atlas Obscura | Nov. 16, 2016
…Japanese propaganda kimonos, a form of Japanese popular art that flourished from 1900 to 1945 and has only been rediscovered in the past decade. Known as omoshirogara—literally, “interesting” or “amusing” designs—they include kimonos and other traditional Japanese apparel…After much hesitation, Japan is beginning to show an interest in these kimono designs…more.…
Caption: General Matsui Iwane triumphantly entering Nanking (of Massacre fame).
Our previous reports of gettin’ under the kimono include:
- Hitler’s happi coat cum kimono (3Yen / 2010-10-18)
- Mourning the loss of beaver top hats or kimono (3Yen / 2010-10-25)
- This ain’t your grandma’s dirndl or kimono (3Yen / 2009-10-26)