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Women's Japanese Clothes by Glimja.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt - 1. Kohun(tumuli) period : 3~6C 2. Aska - Nara period : 6C~~794 3. Heian period : 794~1192 4. Kamakura - Muromachi period (the early shogunate) : 1185~1573 5. Warring States Period (the middle shogunate) : 1467~1615 6. Edo period (the late shogunate) : 1603~1868

Description I drew these for my 3rd hanbok artbook, to compare to eastern Asian costume history. This is illust about Kimono, Japanese traditional clothing // 1. Kohun(tumuli) period : 3~6C 2. Aska - Nara period : 6C~~794 3. Heian period : 794~1192 4. Kamakura - Muromachi period (the early shogunate) : 1185~1573 5. Warring States Period (the middle shogunate) : 1467~1615 6. Edo period (the late shogunate) : 1603~1868

This replica Heian period twelve layer kimono is on display at the Kyoto Culture Museum

This replica Heian period twelve layer kimono is on display at the Kyoto Culture Museum.

Fashion of Black Teeth in Old Japan by lilsuika.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Description A Yedo (Edo) chemist's recipe for black teeth dye from Tales of Old Japan by A.B. Mitford (1871): "Take three pints of water, and, having warmed it, add half a teacupful of wine. Put into this mixture a quantity of red-hot iron; allow it to stand for five or six days, when there will be a scum on the top of the mixture, which should then be poured into a small teacup and placed near a fire. When it is warm, powdered gallnuts and iron filings should be added to it, and the whole…

Heian Era costume by crimsongriffin28, via Flickr. I must dye that belt.

Photos at the Kyoto museum of a mannequin wearing heian era costume. 2008 is the 1000 year anniversary of the 'Tale of Genji'.

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