An Unofficial Guide To The History Of Japanese Americana

Are you a Japanophile, or just like to brush up on your knowledge of world history? Well earlier this season online retailer Bodega ran a lengthy piece on “ametora,” or American Trad in Japan.

What’s helpful about it is that it provides a nice cursory overview of Japan’s gradual opening to Western cultural (and sartorial) influences from the 19th century onward. Dozo yonde kudasai. — CCsan

4 Comments on "An Unofficial Guide To The History Of Japanese Americana"

  1. Trevor Jones | January 23, 2019 at 6:31 pm |

    Bodega has to be the coolest men’s store in the country…even if it’s not what we here prefer to wear.

  2. Carl Winters | January 24, 2019 at 12:41 am |

    The photo at the top looks like something out of an old J.C. Penney’s catalog.

  3. Old School Tie | January 24, 2019 at 7:23 am |

    Bodega – got as far as “…curated selection…” and then stopped.

  4. Marc Chevalier | January 24, 2019 at 12:44 pm |

    Exactly. Shops have buyers, not curators. Items are merchandised on the salesfloor, not placed in museum galleries.

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