The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Heian Period  
42 - Court lady in semiformal costumes known as "itsutsu-ginu kouchiki": "kouchiki (=little cloak)" over "itsutsu-ginu (=robes) and "naga-bakama (=dcivided skirt)
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1 sagegami no binsogi
2 ko-uchiki
3 kinu or uchiki or istu-ginu
4 hitoe
5 aka no hakama
6 skome-ogi fan
7 sage-gami
The Imperial Court's wife's fundamental full dress is wearing "karaginu" and "mo. However, instead of wearing the full dress, the nobles wore "ko-uchiki" in piles on the "hitoe" and "itsutsu-ginu". "Kouchiki" of modern times of Japan is the same type as "uchiki. Modern "kouchiki" is a dress made by the "mie" cut which attached "betsuretsu" called "nakabe" between the outer material and lining cloth. Nontheless, "kouchiki of the last period in Heian era was considered that its dress length was somewhat short. The composite figure in the photo shows "itsutsu-ginu kouchiki," the semiformal costume for court ladies.