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168 - The Crown Prince's ceremonial robe, wohni-no-hoh.
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1. kanmuri
2. kake-o
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4. wauni-no hoh
5. shitagasane-no kyo
6. hi-ohgi
7. tatoh
8. shaku
9. ueno-hakama
10. ohguchi
11. shitohzu
12. sekitai
13. sekitai-no uwade
The color of the Crown Prince's the "hoh" garment is the color of "wauni"; it means the rising sun. The pattern is the "enoh", a mandarin duck. The "shitagasane" garment is made of the white fabrics with the small patterns of hollyhock. The "akome" garment is made of red fabrics with the small patterns of hollyhock. The "hitoe" garment is made of red fabrics with patterns of diamonds. The "omote-bakama" trousers is made of white fabrics with the patterns of hailstone. The "ohguchi" trousers is made of red "hira-ginu" fabrics. The "kanmuri" headgear is the "suiei" with the patterns of chrysanthemum. The other items are the "sekita" belt, the "shitohzu" socks, the "hi-ohgi" fan, the "shaku" scepter, and the "tatoh" paper. The costume in the phot is called "sokutai", the daytime dress of the civil servant at the Imperial court. "Ohni", the color of the "hoh", was called "hanezu", a red flower, in the Asuka period (593-710). The colorhas been handed down in the Imperial Household from ancient times.