Kimonomomo Library List Part 1

Books on Japanese clothing in historical context, including social and economic status and what they tell us about clothing

Meet Sue, our new Tansu

I didn’t name him. Thomas did. And yes, I think of the tansu in the corner as male, unlike my sewing machines, which are always female. So far as Thomas is concerned, according to Shel Silverstein and Jonny Cash, Sue can be a boy, too. After looking at tansu in antique shops for years but…