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WW2 Propaganda Kimono

Japan produced striking and varied propaganda garments during the WW II years. Most of the clothing displaying propaganda images were worn by men and young boys. Most notable is Japan’s use of propaganda textiles in children’s clothing.  The vast majority of the propaganda garments & textiles did not survive after the war, as it was forbidden by the occupation forces and ordered destroyed. Rare and collectible nowadays, these garments are an important part of the history of WW II in the Pacific and illustrate how effectively the Japanese blended propaganda into fashion.

This kimono is made of silk and has images of Japanese warships and the Japanese flag.

Circa: Early 20th century

Origin: Japan

Material: Silk

Condition: Good antique condition

Dimensions: 30" x 42" sleeve to sleeve

Inventory number: WR3914



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