The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Edo Period  
135 - Ko-dohbuku for daimyo (=domain lord) or courtier, worn as everyday wear.
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1 Makitate-no-mage
2 Ko-dohfuku
3 Ko-dohfuku-no-koshitsugi
4 Bonbori ohgi
5 Ko-dohfuku-no-mo-no-nuime
6 Ko-dohfuku-no-mo-no-waki-no-kazari-no-kagari-himo
7 Sashinuki (=nu-bakama)
"Ko-dohbuku" was worn by the high-ranked Imperial court nobles and the high-ranked daimyos in their houses everday from the middle term to the later half of Edo era. It was of the same form as the sacerdotal vestment called "dohfuku", and was the clothes of "sha" silk fabrics dyed in color. The "ko-dohfuku" is a type of "dohfuku" of which pleats under the waist position of the "dohfuku" are omitted, and it is made a seam. and the form is similar to the "fuka-e (=deep clothes)" of the Han dynasty (=China). The figure in the photo wears the "ko-dohfuku" of "sha" fabrics with patterns, which was made for a daimyo. He also wears a "sashinuki" (or "nu-bakama) trousers. He has a "bonbori" fan, too. The "ko-dohfuku" in the photo was actually used by the people of the Mohri family in the later half of Edo era.