The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Heian Period  
45 - Court lady in everyday wear for summer season.
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1 sage-gami hair
2 sage-gami no binsogi
3 sha no uchiki or kinu
4 hitoe
5 aka no uchi-bakama
6 akome-ogi fan
The photo shows a composite figure of a court lady in everyday wear. "Uchiki (=robe)" is worn over "hitoe." A red "hakama" is worn and a white "kosode" is worn under "hitoe." This "uchiki" for summer season is made of "kenmonshaji" (=dress material). " At the time of intense heat in summer, only a piece of "hitoe" might be worn, or some pieces might be worn in layers without "uchiki."