the Edo period came, the life of common people improved much more than
before; the people who were engaged in industry or business were called
"choh-nin (=townspeople)". The
townspeople's full dress was the "kata-ginu (=shoulder clothes)"
and the "han-bakama (=half-hakama), i.e., "kamishimo (=top and
bottom)" style. Townspeople's
full dress was the "montsuki-haori-hakama", a crested
kimono-jacket and a "hakama" trousers.
informality of the full dress of townspeople was that it is to pile up a
"haori" jacket on a "kosode", a kimono with short
"kamiko (=The child of paper)" was the soft rubbed paper to
which silk and cloth were attached on the reverse side; the keeping-warm
nature of that was excellent. The
poor person also wore "kamiko" kimono.
were economically generous might have worn "kamiko" kimono of
which design was elaborated. Those
who were called "fashionable person" wore "kamiko"
kimono of which materials were the paper with precious pictures or
"kisho-mon" documents of prostitutes were collected to make "kamiko"
kimono, and the talk that they made a boast of is still told today.
type of story is probably a fiction. It
could be considered as an appropriate story for that time.