The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Edo Period  
123 - Courtier (military officer) in sokutai (ceremonial costume) for summer.
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1. Kanmuri
a. Kenei
b. Hasamigi
c. Oikake
d. oikake-no-o and kake-o-kobineri
2. Ketteki-no-hoh
3. Hirao-no-tare
4. Hanpi-no-ran
5. Hanpi-no-wasureo
6. Hoh-no-kyo
7. Shitagasane-no-shiri
8. Ueno-hakama
9. Kuwanokutsu
10. Efu-no-tachi
11. Tatoh
12. Hi-ohgi
13. Yumi
14. Hirayanagui-ni kumiireta ya
15. Aka-no-tori-no-kogami-no-mafutagi
The costume in the photo is the "sokutai", a ceremonial costume for court nobles. Specificly it is the "sokutai" for the 5th-ranked military officer of the Imperial Court in summer season. What constitute the "sokutai" costume are as follows: a "kanmuri" crown with "kenei" string, "kakeo" strings made of twisted paper, a "ketteki-no-hoh" garment made of red "sha" textile, a "futa-ai-iro komeori-no-hanpi (=bluish-violet cereal-weaving hanpi)" jacket , a "wasureo" string, a "shitagasane" garment, a "beni-hitoe (=red hitoe)", a "omote-bakama" trousers, a red "ohkuchi-bakama" trousers, a pair of "shitohzu" socks,a pair of "kuwa-no-kutsu" shoes, a "sekitai (=stone belt)" belt, a "gyotai" ornament, a "shaku" scepter , a "hi-ohgi" fan and "tatoh" paper. The "efu-no-tachi (=sword of guard)" sword is hung at the waist with the "hirao (=flat string)" string, the arrows are installed in the "hira-yanagui (=flat arrow holder)" holder. The figure in the photo lets the hand with a bow be the hand of a far side to a respected person.