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Kimono by Liza Dalby

“In the sixteenth century, the nobility ceased to be the sole source of fashion inspiration. Playgirls (asobime) – multitalented, trendy ladies who led rather public lives (sometimes glossed as ‘courtesans’) – wore their kosode belted with long tasseled silk cords. The cords, called Nogoya obi, were woven according to a style then popular in China, roped about the hips six or seven times, and tied in a looping bow.” (Dalby 37)

“Playgirls also did their hair into Chinese chignons, initiating a fashion for women to put up their hair. In previous ages, men had been the ones to oil and arrange their tresses. Women had favored long straight locks, or perhaps a simple ponytail.” (Dalby 37)

“Late Edo fashion for women was undeniably restrictive. […] Hairstyles for women had developed into the elaborate comb-studded coiffures familiar from woodblock prints. With such a coiled oiled structure on her head, a woman couldn’t even sleep freely. Finally, the practice of applying lead- and mercury-based whitening cosmetics, originally a custom limited to the noblility, had now spread into common popularity. By the nineteenth century, being fashionable was truly hazardous to a Japanese woman’s health.” (Dalby 50)

the doctors as 'history of the entire world, i guess' quotes
  • (thanks to @fluffyhales for the help!)
  • 1: don't worry about rome, it won't fall.
  • 2: look out china, there's a new china in china.
  • 3: well i guess we're stuck here now.
  • 4: by the way, where the hell are we?
  • 5: now everyone will want to be my friend and live near me.
  • 6: that's bullshit. this whole thing is bullshit. that's a scam. fuck the church. here's 95 reasons why.
  • 7: SIKE ~they both get angrieeerrr~
  • 8: some stars burn out and die. bigger stars burn out and die with PASSION.
  • War: there's the korean war, korea vs korea. nobody wins, then it's on pause forever.
  • 9: oh fuck, now everything's dead.
  • 10: it's sad. i'm sad. i miss you.
  • Metacrisis!10: ~that's a human person~
  • 11: you could make a reli- no don't.
  • 12: now you can buy your way out of hell!
  • BONUS:
  • Cushing!Doctor: i wanna invent time and space.