Thursday, May 17, 2018

World War 2 Japanese Propaganda Kimonos

WW2 propaganda kimono
Some fascinating textiles and garments seen at the de Young Museum exhibition Weapons of Mass Seduction: The Art of Propaganda.

WW2 propaganda kimono
Propaganda encompassed more than posters and radio programs, extending into everyday items like clothing.  These kimonos are from Japan during WW2 and have Japanese nationalistic symbols, militaristic themes, and even Nazi symbols.

WW2 propaganda kimono
WW2 propaganda kimono

WW2 propaganda kimono
WW2 propaganda kimono

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