<b>Keiko Nitanai</b> is the founder and director of the Kyoto Antique Fabric Preservation Society and the author of numerous books on the history and use of Japanese fabrics.
...this book has proven to be an invaluable research resource, providing an illuminating insight into the rich history and diversity, of not only of the Kyoto Antique Preservation Society's collection but also of the traditions of Japanese textiles and dress. --Caroline Alexander, Kingston University London Every page explodes with color and pattern: exquisite embroidery, wonderful hand painting, complex dyeing, evocative renditions of natural motifs. This is an extremely beautiful book. --Kyoto Journal Whether you are seeking a dose of history with your surface design, or simply wanting to be visually stimulated and inspired, I highly recommend checking out Kimono Design. --Pattern Observer blog This beautiful volume--with stunning color photographs--is visually pleasing and will especially benefit those interested in fashion design and the garment industry. --Publishers Weekly A useful guide and introduction that will appeal to designers, Japanophiles, cultural historians as well as those interested in kimono and traditional Japanese fashion. --Japan Visitor