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

Junihitoe - Twelve Layer Kimono (front) /This replica Heian period twelve layer kimono is on display at the Kyoto Culture Museum.

Excellent example of a junihitoe, 12 layer courtier dress. Such pretty colors!

Kimono wearing/dressing class in Tokyo in English. Let's practice how to put kimono and tie obi sash by yourself with only three times lesson.

Saiku Procession(斎宮行列) in Kyoto, Japan. The first festival in 1999. It is held every year on the third Sunday in October.

saigu procession (the ancient imperial princess serving at Ise shrine), kyoto, 2013 斎宮行列

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

Heian Era costume Photos at the Kyoto museum of a mannequin wearing heian era costume. 2008 is the 1000 year anniversary of the 'Tale of Genji'. (love the color combination - the muted greens and golds and vibrant reds)

A woman wearing an all white junihitoe for a wedding. White was worn in the first several weeks of a child's birth during the heian era. Now white is an option for weddings.

A woman wearing an all white junihitoe for a wedding. White was worn in the first several weeks of a child's birth during the heian era. Now white is an option for weddings.

Miki Nakatani(中谷美紀・紫式部役) / Genji monogatari - Sennen no nazo(源氏物語「千年の謎」) / 女房装束 Women dressed in junihitoe

Miki Nakatani(中谷美紀・紫式部役) / Genji monogatari - Sennen no nazo(源氏物語「千年の謎」) / 女房装束 Women dressed in junihitoe

A woman dressed in junihitoe at a kimono photography experience.

A woman dressed in junihitoe at a kimono photography experience.

Ein Beispiel für Nagabakama (Hakama mit sehr langen Beinen) - ganz sicher nicht dafür geschaffen, zu Fuß über die Straße zu gehen! / This is a modern example for Nagabakama (very long hakama) - not made for walking on the road, for sure!

Ein Beispiel für Nagabakama (Hakama mit sehr langen Beinen) - ganz sicher nicht dafür geschaffen, zu Fuß über die Straße zu gehen! / This is a modern example for Nagabakama (very long hakama) - not made for walking on the road, for sure!

Photos at the Kyoto museum of a mannequin wearing Heian era costume. 2008 is the 1000 year anniversary of the ‘Tale of Genji’. Crimsongriffin28 on Flickr

ornamentedbeing: “ When I said Court Costume I wasn’t only talking about Western costumes. Photos at the Kyoto museum of a mannequin wearing Heian era costume. 2008 is the 1000 year anniversary of the.

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