The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History of in Japan
The Yayoi Era  
3 - A Woman of WoWearing Kantoi (One-piece Dress)
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The costumes of the ancient states of Japan are described in some books such as Gishi-wajinden. A lot of things have not been verified yet, but we assume that the style is older than the ones described in Kojiki and Nihonshoki. Kantoe (one-piece dress) was used as a jacket and wide cloth was used as a skirt. This is the costume of common people in this era.