A woman dressed in junihitoe at a junihitoe photography experience for her wedding

A woman dressed in junihitoe at a junihitoe photography experience for her wedding

The hand of a model is barely seen under her layered sleeve during a demonstration Monday, July 7, 2008, of Junihitoe, 12-layered Ancient Kimono, for the G-8 spouses in Toyako, Japan. Junihitoe means 12 layers and is an example of the formal court dress worn by women during the Heian period (790-1185). Women were hidden behind screens at court and an occasional glimpse of their layered sleeves and hems was all that would be visible to a visitor or a suitor. White House photo by Shealah…

The hand of a model is barely seen under her layered sleeve during a demonstration Monday, July of Junihitoe, Ancient Kimono, for the spouses in Toyako, Japan. Junihitoe means 12 layers and is an example of the formal court dress wo

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