Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.

Traditional Japan costumes 19th century by Auguste Racinet.

Traditional Japan costumes. 19th century. Antique Kimono. Buddhist monks clothing
Japan costumes 19th century.

Japan costumes 19th century.

Japan costumes of Riksha or jinrikisha man with a distinguished Japanese woman with servant. Buddist monks on high wooden shoes and traditional garb. A traditionally dressed Japanese peasant, she carries with her child on her back. A Japanese musician playing traditional stringed instrument called koto. In the background a geisha dancing with a fan and dressed in an elegant kimono.

‘Le Costume Historique’ by Auguste Racinet.
Lithographed by Chataignon for Firmin Didot.
Paris 1876-1888

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