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

  2. 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 | Reply

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

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

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

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