27780Re: What color combo is this lady wearing
- Aug 12, 2011--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "setsuko_iwashiro" <whitefeatherart@...> wrote:
>Most of us are non-Japanese-readers who are pretty much limited to what we know based on one chapter in Liza Dalby's "Kimono: Fashioning Culture." That chapter deals with a single source: Minamoto Masasuke's notes from c. 1160 on what his Empress should wear.
> 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...
There may be other historical sources that exist; then again, there may not be.
I do seem to recall reading about darker nagabakama for younger women, but I can't remember the source. Will try to dig it out this weekend if I can.
Saionji no Hana
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