chapter of the Empress Dowager Oh looking rice planting in "Eiga
Monogatari (=Tale of Flowering Fortunes)" writes, " About 50
or 60 young women wears white "mo-bakama".
also visible on the fan face hand-copied sutra of Shitennoji temple.
it is written in Masasuke Costume Collection that the woman treating a
toilet called "hisumashi" wears "mo-bakama."
the people of low status wore "kosode" and " mo-bakama"
"mo-bakama" begun to be worn by high-ranked court ladies as "kosode,"
kimono with short sleeves, was to be worn as underwear in the first
place, then middle-clothes, and then outergarment when it was set to the
Kamakura era. As
being worn now according to the ability to wear by common people, the
colored and the patterned were also to be worn.
figure in the photo wears so-called "ando-bakama," which is
without added cloth." Since
it is interpreted as a short "hakama, " or a type of "mo,"
it is referred to as "mo-bakama.. Like
"hakama", the waist string is connected with at the right side
"kosode and mo-bakama" can be observed by the figure of the
ship people who are carring maids in "Muro no Tomari (=stay at
room)" of Saint Honen (1133-1212) Picture Book the volume 34 of (a
Buddhist priest and the founder of Jodo sect).
figure in the photo wears yellow-colored cloth and light-red colored
silky "kosode" with sash-patterns and " mo-bakama"