The jūnihitoe (十二単衣) is an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was worn by court-ladies in Heian Era Japan. Literally translated, it means “twelve-layer robe". (Seon only ever wore something this elaborate on his wedding day.
Jūni hitoe. Each piece of clothing has its own name, as well as its own shape, color, and pattern. The costume is complete after putting on kosode, nagabakama, hitoe, kasane-uchiki, uchiginu, uwagi, mo, and karaginu. There are various sources and meanings for each of the color combinations and patterns woven on the fabric.