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

Twelve layer replica Heian period kimono with twelve layers, on display at the Kyoto Culture Museum, Kyoto, Japan, photograph by Rekishi no Tabi.

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

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

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.

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

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