26437Re: [SCA-JML] Building a Kamakura Persona
- Sep 28, 2009Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig!
> Hello, my name is Nanashi Yuri and sadly I find it necessary toPlease just ask for explanation when a response is unintelligible. I
> start this post with a disclaimer. My Japanese vocabulary is very
> limited and my spelling (in both English and Japanese) doubly so.
> There for if I say something wrong or choose to describe what I
> mean rather then use the proper words for them that is why, I
> apologize is this confuses or offends anyone but education can be a
> slow process requiring much repetition.
tend to have a "gakumonteki" speaking style in both English and
Japanese. In short, I am a stuffy would be intellectual who
habitually uses big and obscure words. I've been this way since
elementary school, so please try to forgive my foibles.
> Five-ish years ago I joined the SCA intending to play a JapaneseGreat time period. Please decide to be from sometime prior to the
> persona. I did some research and biased on what I found at the time
> I chose Kamakura Period do to the simplicity of the time as well as
> admiration for Minamoto no Yoritomo and the stories of Tomoe Gozen
> and Itagaki. (Weather they be historically true or just stories
> suck as the Iliad I don't know or care much.)
Jokyu Disturbance and you place yourself in a period where there are
women who controlled turf, there is a well developed professional
military, Zen has arrived, &c. In short, the place is starting to
look recognizably Japanese, but is still a spiffy place to female.
> My research at that time, and I'm sorry to say I have lost almostPlease take a look at the web page for the Costume Museum in Kyoto.
> all of the links I had found back then, lead me to believe that a
> female Buke wore a white kiosode and red hakima, with a single
> colored coat.
I'm sure that someone has posted a link by now. The bottom line is
that you are not limited to red hakama (pants), the white kosode is
underwear, and you get a wide range of latitude in the number of
layers that you choose to wear. Again, this is a really spiffy
period. Am I biased or what? It's too bad that Sen no Rikyu didn't
cough up tea until the sixteenth century. If he was back in the early
Kamakura period, then I would be all set.
> (Unless it was cold then layers could be added.) however whenAh! You've already looked there.
> browsing the Kyoto Museum sight more recently I have been unable to
> find mention of such simple garb. Also it has come to my attention
> that the female Hakima is quite different then the male Hakima,
> which I prefer.
> So to wrap things up I was wondering if it would be acceptable forOK. The simplest hakama to make is actually the mobakama which has
> someone who is just starting to build there persona to where a
> white Kiosode with a coat or two and a red hakima sewn in the male
> fashion. And if not what about cross dressing or a young female who
> emulates the stories of the above people?
only two tie ends on the side and an undivided skirt. It's a LOT
easier than the hakama you are probably looking at. Where are you
located? Several of us have copies of the infamous "nuikata" (how to
sew) book which has patterns for several different styles of hakama.
Your Humble Servant
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