Google Culture is apparently producing some original content: “A brief history of Kimono”
It’s… ok, but not fantastic. Pretty, yes, and some decent history. But just on a quick survey I’d note two fundamental errors:
- the historical sections are illustrated by anachronistic Tokugawa-modern kimono, rather than historically appropriate images. It’s not like there’s a shortage of classical or medieval portraiture or other materials that could be used.
- There’s at least one page on which a legend (about sword-resistant kimono dyes) is presented almost as if it could be factual.
There’s no citations or sources, either, that I can see.