SS 306 — Kimono and Fashion: A Socio-Cultural Perspective

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

The multifaceted history and symbolic nature of the Japanese kimono in relation to the social categories of class and gender. Explores a wide range of conventional kimono variations in addition to distinct kimono worn by those in specific cultural contexts, such as Geisha, Maiko, and Kabuki actors (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations).