Japanese Anime Linens presents a completely unique way of looking at the art of Japanese animation, or anime. Vibrant linens with recognizable cartoon characters from popular manga illustrations and anime leap from over 325 dazzling color photographs. The author has assembled an incredible selection of collectible vintage and contemporary textiles, including fabrics, handkerchiefs, yukatas, and appliqués - all identified and assigned values. Informative sections on design, color trends, anime fabric resources, and manga events are included. Examples of textile labels help date and identify pieces. An additional craft and decorating section will inspire and delight quilters and home sewers alike. There are many ideas for crafts, along with suggestions on how to incorporate them into your home decor. This book is sure to delight fabric collectors, sewing enthusiasts, designers, fabric historians, and those who simply love Japanese anime and manga.
About the author
Anita Yasuda was (gasp) a girl who couldn’t keep out of her local Sanrio Gift Gate. An avid collector of Japanese pop memorabilia from the 1970s, including textiles and anime, she made friends with Hello Kitty*R while a schoolgirl in Japan. She is the author of Japanese Children’s Fabrics: 1950s-1970s and Japanese Anime Linens: 1970s to Present, both for Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.