the middle of Edo era, the economic powerof the common people has been
to that, their dress became gorgeous in general.
as a reaction to that, the dress rule to the common people became
their extravagant fashion shifted to the lining cloth from the coat, and
then to the underwear. The
"kamiko (=paper child)" kimono was the dress of the people of
poor class originally. Since
the keeping-warm nature of "kamiko" kimono was excellent,
those who were economically generous worn it in elaborated design.
figure in the photo wears "juban" underwear with Otsue
removes one sleeve of the "kosode" kimono and "haori"
jacket to show his shoulder; it is a stylish form.