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The Commodification of Kimonos: a Reflection on Cultural Appropriation

by Li, Boxin

Abstract

The growing tourist industry in Japan has brought up people's attention to the country's traditional culture. Kimono, the national costume of Japan, is one of the most attractive cultural symbols. As more foreigners get interested in trying on kimonos, there are questions about cultural appropriation--a term that should be understood within context but not negative stereotypes. In Japan, cultural appropriation of traditional cultures is a way of saving them in the current commercial era.

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The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:30380
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
59 pages
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College Bachelor of Arts
Thesis Advisor
Ericson, Joan Williams, John
Department/Program
Asian Studies
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Degree Type
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
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