The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Heian Period  
43 - Coutier in everyday wear, "kariginu."
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1 tate-eboshi
2 hitoe
3 kariginu (=hunting suit; garment worn by nobles or court officials)
4 kariginu no ate or obi belt
5 kariginu no sode-gukuri
6 sashinuki or nu-bakama
7 kawahori or ogi fan
Originally "kariginu" was private dress. The silk garment was a dress worn when going hunting, and since it was clothes made from cloth, it was called "hoi" (=cloth wear). It became the secret dress of the Dojo house with progress of a time.
Then, the silk twill and gauze came to be used for the full dress of the court officials ranked less than the 6th, called "jige (=underground)."
The features of "kariginu" are: 1 width by body, the both sides open, a part of back of the sleeve is attached to the body and the string of "sode-kukuri" is attached to the sleeve "Kariginu" is used as Shinto priest's dress now. It is worn with "eboshi"" sashinuki (=divided skit) and "hitoe" at a formal place