The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Kamakura Period
- The Azuchi -Momoyama Period -
 
103 - Woman of the upper (warrior) class in formal costume for summer: uchikake wrap around the waist.
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1 sage-gami
2 tsukuri-mayu
3 takenaga
4 aigi
5 bonbori (ohgi)
6 uchikake wo koshimaki ni kiru
7 hoso-obi
The samurai women wore the "uchikake" dress for winter in the normal style. And as a full dress of summer, they removed the upper half of the "uchikake" dress, and they twisted it around the waist in summer. This is called the "koshimaki-sugata (=twist-around-waist style). As a full dress of summer, this style was descended to the Edo period. However, since the"aida-gi" was visible from outside, dyeing was applied to the "aida-gi" of summer in the Edo era . Moreover, the patterns of "uchikake" dress were simplified.