Japanese Immigrant Clothing in Hawaii, 1885-1941

Japanese Immigrant Clothing in Hawaii, 1885-1941

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Examines the clothes that Japanese men and women in Hawaii wore, and how the changes reveal the shift in identity from foreigner to Japanese American over two generations. Draws on interviews, preserved pieces of clothing, literature, and photographs from family collections, many of which are reproduced. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORSo usually only two and a quarter to two and a half yards of thirty- six- inch fabric were required to make a dress in ... out of unbleached muslin, which was the least expensive material to buy, or bleached rice bags, which did not cost a penny.

Title:Japanese Immigrant Clothing in Hawaii, 1885-1941
Author:Barbara F. Kawakami
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press - 1995-02-01


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