Norio Yamanaka

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Norio Yamanaka (山中 典士, Yamanaka Norio, born in 1928 in Shiga Prefecture,[1] Japan) is a Japanese teacher of kitsuke, "art of wearing kimono", an advocator of every-day use of kimono and the founder and chairman[2] of the Sōdō Kimono Academy, the first[1] kimono-wearing academy in Japan. He has written several books on kimono and travelled to tens of countries to speak about kimono.


  • Yamanaka, Norio (1986). The book of kimono. Kondansha International. p. back cover. ISBN 0-87011-785-8. 


  1. ^ a b Norio Yamanaka at
  2. ^ "Queen Rania in Japan 22 Dec 2006"