A pinner writes: "My grandmother" 昭和の初めくらい。 She is beautiful!
Scan P1: Court lady of the Nara Period (710-784) , Japan. Textiles during this period of Japan were often brocade ones heavily influenced by China (and in some cases the cloth itself was directly imported from that country) . Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s..
Scan F3. Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan." Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Exacting recreation of Japanese costume many centuries ago…
Court lady in semiformal costumes known as "itsutsu-ginu kouchiki": "kouchiki (=little cloak)" over "itsutsu-ginu (=robes) and "naga-bakama (=dcivided skirt)
A woman dressed in traveling junihitoe.
Different ways to tie an Obi
There are six types of kimonos that a woman can wear: furisode, uchikake, houmongi, yukata, tomesode, and mofuku, depending on her marital status and the event she intends to attend.
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