Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 62
The Investigation and Collection of Wardrobes for Supporting the Learning on Discovery of Japan as a Distinguished Country of Dyed and Woven Textiles and Clothes
The purpose of this report was to support the study of senior high school homemaking education on kimono culture in Japan. I collected a lot of kimono gowns for this study from foreign countries. Those kimono gowns were made in Japan in the Meiji era. Craftsmen used high-quality silks and embroidered the flowers and birds on them. There were few articles which they could export to the world from Japan in the Meiji era. Embroidered silk kimono gowns were valuable export items of Japan. They were liked by European and American. Japanese Government was able to get much money. The export of silk and kimonos helped the modernization of Japan. The Japanese culture of embroidered silk and kimono was accepted by Westerner and an American. A lot of beautiful kimono gowns were sent to Europe and America from Yokohama. It was recognized that Japanese silk and kimonos contributed to the modernization and culture dispatch of the Meiji period.