The Yoroi Hitatare was a common style of samurai dress. The hitatare originated as commoner garb in the Heian period as a long-sleeved jacket and hakama trouser skirt, which was then adopted by the Taira clan and others when samurai clans assumed aristocratic practices. The large sleeves make the outfit appear more impressive than the previous standard samurai outfit. Armor (yoroi) was later then added onto the hitatare to be suitable for warfare. —J. Thai
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