El Japón en la era mundial
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Sailor-style outfits, blazers, and stand-up collars are just some representative items from Japanese school uniforms, which are now spreading across the world as part of the “Cool Japan” trend.
Looking back on the history of uniforms in modern Japanese education after the promulgation of the school system in 1872, the standard school uniform style for female students was “hakama,” a type of traditional Japanese long skirt.
The two-part sailor-style school uniform worn today was first introduced in Japan at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Junior and Senior High School in Fukuoka Prefecture, some 90 years ago, in 1921. The figure behind the switch was 27-year-old American missionary Elizabeth Lee, who was serving as the school’s principal at the time, and trying to teach the girls to play volleyball.
The sailor school uniform, a clothing style that was originally imported from overseas, is now, a century later, being exported from Japan — as a new trend that is building its own history day by day.
‘Cool Japan’ school uniforms: A tale of imported culture now spreading across the globe, Mainichi, May 05, 2012
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