JOURNAL of the JAPAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION for TEXTILE END-USES
Online ISSN : 1884-6599
Print ISSN : 0037-2072
ISSN-L : 0037-2072
Volume 59 , Issue 7
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  •  Observation Point and Perceived Color of Clothes 
    Saori KITAGUCHI, Sae TANAKA, Tetsuya SATO, Satoru HIROSAWA, Tadashi HA ...
    2018 Volume 59 Issue 7 Pages 534-541
    Published: July 25, 2018
    Released: July 25, 2018
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    In our living environment, a single-colored object may not always have an even surface color. For example, displayed clothes have lighter and darker areas due to the shape of clothes and the lighting environment. Despite this, we still understand them as a single-colored items. However, we cannot be sure whether or not we all interpret the color in the exact same way. Therefore, this study was carried out to understand how people perceive the color of an object by focusing on clothes. In this study digital images were used. The subjects' observation point and perceived color were investigated similar to the environment of online shopping. Various styles of the clothes were used as samples but only single-colored clothes were selected as samples. The results of the study indicated the importance of the presentation methods. Presenting the clothes with no or little crease was appropriate for giving a common understanding of color. However, the subjects' perception did not always agree with the representative color of the clothes. A large variation of color in clothing was found from the creased clothes or the clothes worn by a model. Furthermore, there was also a large variation of perceived color from the subjects. This large variation in perceived color indicates that one subject may understand a color differently from another subject even when looking at the same image.

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  • ~Focusing on Tattooing and Piercing~
    Satoshi OKABAYASHI, Masato KUDO, Shinko KUMAGAI
    2018 Volume 59 Issue 7 Pages 542-550
    Published: July 25, 2018
    Released: July 25, 2018
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    This paper focuses on tattooing and piercings as personal adornments and has two main purposes. The first is to determine the awareness of personal adornments of piercings and tattooing among the younger age group. The second is to determine the resistance to others' personal adornments, especially in terms of public space. The following points were suggested as a result of conducting a questionnaire survey among 482 college students in the city of Tokyo. People have a steadfast negative view of tattooing, which may be related to public self-consciousness. In addition, as for resistance to others' personal adornments (of piercings and tattooing) in public space, the exposure of skin is mentioned as one factor. However, when the others are foreigners, perceptions may differ. In the future, we would like to advance a more continuous argument based on the above findings.

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