figure in the photo wears the fine full dress of court lady which
originated in the Heian era. It
is commonly called the "juni-hitoe (=12 pieces of hitoe garments)"
the Ohnin War [1467-1477], the custom became unknown and the special
form was produced. The
history of "junihitoe" dress passed through the early stage of
Edo era, and this style continued to the year of the revival of court
lady's dress in the 7th year of Kyoho .
that, around the year of TenmeiÉIt was in fashion among the
town officials of Kyoto.side locks are jutted out greatly¢íäé"tohroh-bin
(=lantern side locks)" style ªstyle is taken by the
style of the Imperial Court. and finally the "ohsuberakashi"
hair was produced. The
"ohsuberakashi" hair is attached with a "tama-kamoji
(=ball hair attachment)" and is decorated with a "hira-bitai
(=flat forehead)", a "saishi" decorative attachment and a
"kushi" comb. These
three items are called the "oshiyashi" ornaments.
the "mo" garment, a "karaginu (=Chinese cloth)"
garment and an embroidered "kake-obi " shawl-like band which
is made of "tomogire (=same cloth)" textile, are used.; a "kogoshi
(=small waist)" string is not used. How
to wear the "hikigoshi (=pulling waist)" decorative string is
not known completely yet. A
"omote-gi (=outergarment)" is worn under a "karaginu"
garment; a "uchi-ginu (=innergarment)" garment is worn under
an "uchiki" garment. It differs from the Heian era.
garment is called the "itsutsu-ginu (=five clothes)" in the
five-clothes-pile style and cotton is put into the "suso"
skirt and the "okumi" neck-portion of kimono.
(=one-piece cloth)" is worn under a "uchi-ginu" garment.
red "hakama" trousers is worn. The
figure has a "hi-ohgi" fan to which the beautiful picture
pattern was given and a bundle of "tatoh-shi" paper.
figure in the photo is in the style of revivbal of court lady's dress
from the years of Tenmei to the 14th year of Tenpo .