27778Re: What color combo is this lady wearing
- Aug 12, 2011If I'm not mistaken, she's wearing the clothes a princess would be married in: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iz2.or.jp%2Ffukushoku%2Ff_disp.php%3Fpage_no%3D0000035
It doesn't look like umezome to me- you can see the bottoms of the ginu at her hem, and they aren't red; in the "lined" kasane I've seen at museums, etc., the entire bottom layer is lined like an awase kimono would be today.
Perhaps it's a special kasane for the occasion? I've seen some ensemble- such as the ones worn by the priestess of Ise in Japanese reenactments- that don't seem to follow the normal rules... And if it's official reenactors at Kyoto festivals, I can't use the excuse of them not knowing what they're doing to explain it away.
--- In email@example.com, "aoyama.narime" <aoyama.narime@...> wrote:
> Couple of questions on the ensemble pictured in the link below (I couldn't get the Japanese translated to English):
> 1) Is what she is wearing umezome (plum dyeing--five white robes with maroon linings) topped off with a maroon uwagi?
> 2) Is there some reason why her hitoe and hakama are both maroon? Is it due to rank or age (is she a younger person) ?
> I'm working on a shibori project inspired by this ensemble and just wanted to know more about it.
> Aoyama Narime (Jenn Oaks)
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