The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Kamakura Period
- The Azuchi -Momoyama Period -
79 - Warrior in daimon (a crested hemp formal dress.
The Costume Museum Kyoto JapanThe Costume Museum Kyoto Japan
1 samurai-eboshi
2 chozugake-no kake
3 daimon
4 munahimo
5 sodetsuyu
6 sodekuguri-no o
7 daimon-no hakama
8 daimon-no hakama-no koshi
9 koshi-gatana
10 sensu
A samurai's usual full dress is "hitatare" made from silk. This is called "nuno-hitatare." Since it has big crest which shows whole family, it came to be called "daimon (=big crest)" kimono. The "daimon" kimonoes are the "okumi" nothing of half sleeve,1 width [ body 2 width, and are in the "munahimo" "suiryo" style. Since it was usually tailored with the cloth of "retsu" in the same way as "hakama" trousers, it was called "kami-shimo (=top and bottom)." This "daimon" style is considered that style of the clothes since the old Japan has developed in the figure as it was in the original style.