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A woman wearing junihitoe.

うさぎおいし~キモノおいし~:十二単の着付け

A woman wearing junihitoe.

Hime in Junihitoe by ~Athena-Erocith : "Junihitoe is a kind of formal kimono developed in Heian era. [...] I finally got to try it on in Kyoto^_^ The set i was wearing has 9 layers of beatiful clothes, weight totally around 15kilos(YES IT'S VERY HEAVY!) I used photoshop to change the background becz the original photo taking place wasn't very nice."

Junihitoe is a kind of formal kimono developed in Heian era. I fall in love with it since the first time i see it from manga(for example Genji Monogatar. Hime in Junihitoe

A closeup of the layers of a junihitoe color combination.

A closeup of the layers of a junihitoe color combination.

exercicedestyle: “ Kyoto Juni hitoe 12 layers kimono ”

Kyoto-- Juni hitoe-- 12 layers kimono Loved living in Japan maybe we'll go back someday!

Given the Heian-era interest in many things Chinese, it should not be surprising that Go/weiqi, the ancient strategy board game, was popular among the elite classes. References to it are found both in fiction (e.g., The Tale of Genji) and non-fiction (e.g., The Pillow Book).

Go: Beautifully simple rules, and the oldest board game still being played

a festival at of an Mikage shrine. (Kyoto Japan).   Clothes of the Heian Era (A.D.794-1185)

a festival at of an Mikage shrine. Clothes of the Heian Era…

Japan - The Jûni Hitoe (十二単衣) is a 12 layers Kimono, worn by the ladies of the Imperial Court. This elegant and complex outfit appears in the ancient Japanese novel the Tale of Genji. // "started to appear around the 10th century during the Heian Era. The various layers are silk garments. The innermost garment is made of white silk, followed by other layers which have various names, which are finally closed off by a final layer or coat. The total weight could add up to 20 kilograms."…

Japan - The Jûni Hitoe (十二単衣) is a 12 layers Kimono, worn by the ladies of the…

A class on the heian era.   The display has chrysanthemums with silk floss on them to soak up the dew during the night. The silk was then wiped on  the skin for longevity.

A class on the heian era. The display has chrysanthemums with silk floss on them to soak up the dew during the night. The silk was then wiped on the skin for longevity.

「源氏物語 千年の謎」の画像7

源氏物語 千年の謎 : フォトギャラリー 画像(7

Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma is a 2011 Japanese movie directed by Yasuo Tsuruhashi and based on Japan’s oldest known romantic literary work.The film focuses both on the fictional tale.

A great, loooong board that's full of information about Heian garb. Including that mo (the reverse apron/skirt/thing) might have been invented just to keep 5-8 foot long hair off the floor. I now must draw Rapunzel from tangled in Heian garb. She would fit right in!

Court lady in semiformal costumes known as "itsutsu-ginu kouchiki": "kouchiki (=little cloak)" over "itsutsu-ginu (=robes) and "naga-bakama (=dcivided skirt)

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