is one of the dresses of the common people of the Heian Era.
after, as the time progressed further, the "hitatare" was
full-dress-ized as a samurai's everyday wear.
in the photograph should be the prototype of it.
commoner in the photograph wears "tsutsusode," garment, a
breast-string-attached "hitatare" without "okubi"
the cross section of garment, and "kukuri-bakama."
(=upper garment) is in the same series as that of "haniwa," an
ancient Japanese clay figure and the court officer's uniform in the
government time of Emperor Suiko's. The
array of several centuries before the Heian Eracan be imagined from the
commoner's costume. The
costume in the photograph was reproduced referring to the "Kokawadera-engi
E," literally translated as Kokawa Buddhist temple luck picture,
which is considered to be the work in the 12th century.