Joined 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska
ようこそ! Thank you for sharing my interest in classical Japanese culture. I'll do everything I can to share my insights on prehistoric, pre-modern, and early modern Japanese culture.
I graduated with a degree in Japanese Studies, with a minor in Buddhist studies. One of my passions for several years, and one which I will share with you, is kimono and the flower and willow world of the Kyoto geiko. I'm happy to share my knowledge with anyone who asks (and even sometimes with people who don't ask), so come one, come all!
Other areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) Japanese linguistics, pre-modern Japanese history, Mahayana Buddhism (specifically Chinese and Japanese Buddhism), comparative religion, atheism, music theory and history, Bel Canto, history of science, film, and video game studies. Expect some hubs on these topics in the future, as well!
4 years ago
A certain kind of fan has taken it upon themselves to recut the Star Wars films in order to re-tell the story. Is this a legitimate expression of fandom, or disrespectful to the filmmakers?
20 months ago
The stability brought about by the Tokugawa Shogunate allowed for the development of a true fashion industry in Japan. Today, we'll examine the emergence of the modern kimono.
4 years ago
The transformation of Japanese dress at the end of the Classical Period was gradual, but profound. Today, we will examine kimono in the time of the Shogun and samurai.
2 years ago
The history of the kimono begins to blossom. Today, we will examine the birth of kimono as a uniquely Japanese garment, starting with the juunihitoe.
4 years ago
The history of Japan's national dress goes back centuries, before writing had come to Japan. Today, we'll look at the first articles of clothing worn on the archipelago.
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