Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Part 4: A Moving Work of Art

Asian culture has one of the most distinct and long-lasting fashion styles in all the world.  Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon takes place during the Qing dynasty, or 17th century-ish, while Memoirs of a Geisha covers the 1920s-1940s.  Not much difference in kimonos, right?  It's pretty awesome that such an ornate and traditional piece of clothing still has relevance and is worn on a day to day basis, and would not be out of place if you walked down the street in it.  Now, Americans would definitely notice if someone was wearing pilgrim garb to go to the grocery store.

(photos collected from googleimages, and 49percent)

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