Please don't be overwhelmed by the amount of information provided.
Take things at your own pace.
Baron Takeda Yoshinaka
From: Michelle <michelle_bailey@...
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 1:00:12 PM
Subject: [SCA-JML] Re: Introduction
Oh my...I am getting the very distinct impression that I have bitten off more than I can chew in choosing Japan. :)
(who now wonders if she should just throw on a tunic and call herself Astrid)
--- In sca-jml@yahoogroups .com, Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@.. .> wrote:
> Noble Cousin!
> Greetings from Solveig!
> > Thank you for the information on fabrics. If I use linen for the
> > layers closest to my body, what kind of silks would be most
> > appropriate for something like the outer layer?
> Depending on what it is being used for, you may want to go with a
> bast fibre for external clothing as well.
> > But is there any disadvantage to playing peasantry?
> Nobody is going to chastise you for playing peasantry. It's been done
> > Are these women wearing something that kuge would not wear:
> > http://www.iz2. or.jp/english/ fukusyoku/ busou/9.htm
> > http://www.iz2. or.jp/english/ fukusyoku/ busou/8.htm
> Wearing a yumaki would be very odd for a kuge class woman. It would
> also be odd for a higher ranking buke woman.
> > Is there a difference between kuge and the warrior class?
> > If my older son wants the option to go down the samurai path do I
> > need to be warrior class?
> No. Your son can be Norman for that matter. You might just not want
> to call him your son in the context of the Society. If you want to
> integrate your recreation, then you need not do much more than have
> yourself be of kuge rank somewhere below 5 out of 10 (with 1 being on
> top). Genji, other Monogatari, and Nikki literature are full of
> rusticated scions of kuge families.
> Your Humble Servant
> Solveig Throndardottir
> Amateur Scholar
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