26465Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Building a Kamakura Persona
- Sep 30, 2009On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@...> wrote:
> Noble Cousin!Do you mean the kyo (kyou)?
> Greetings from Solveig!
>> I believe that's an Edo period style for men, usually paired with
> I would have to check my copy of the nuikata book, but I've lent it
> out again.
> Regardless, male nobility were encumbered by these enormously long
> trains which appear to have been either brocade or painted silk.
Hardly the same thing--you aren't stepping on it. Plus, the long kyo
are only for the upper level nobility, according to the regulations in
place at the time.
Evidence points less to a brocade, I would say, and more to an
embroidered jacquard weave over a piece of plain, colored silk.
Certainly not a "Chinese brocade" type of silk.
For the guards' uniforms, I've seen an extant one at one of the temple
treasure rooms in Kyoto (Koryuji?), but no pictures were allowed. I
bring it up because it was, as I recall, hemp with the roundels
The Edo period nagabakama are completely different and made of hemp
(per the regulations, I believe). They are quite different from
earlier nagabakama, though one of the Fujiwara males who was mummified
up in Chusonji in the 12th century apparently had some nagabakama for
reasons I can't quite fathom (I used that for my first ever
hakama--good pleats, but there was a lot that was, well, not quite
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