the time of the beginning, the shirabyoshi dancer wore "Tate-eboshi"
cap, "suikan" cloth and red "naga-bakama" and hung a
long sword on the waist, and she danced holding "kawahori"
(=bat) fan [the fan which has sticks in one side of paper] in her hand.
later times, since the way of dancing looked too violent, she danced
without a "tate-eboshi" cap and a long sword in some cases.
Seisuiki, "the chronicle of Genji-and-the-Heike rise and fall, and
and "Gikei (ca 1400-1450)" the chronicle of Minamoto no
Yoshitsune, describes that Shizuka-gozen arranged her hair excluding a "eboshi,"
a formal headgear for court nobles, and she wore a white hakama.
the time "Gikeiki" was written in the Nanbokucho (=Nothern and
Southern Courts) period (1337-1392) is rather new, it still made a good
reference to the costume.