27781Re: What color combo is this lady wearing
- Aug 12, 2011Married women wore scarlet-red nagabakama; unmarried women wore maroon ones. This is mentioned here: http://sbuchler.livejournal.com/27997.html?thread=113757 I don't recall where else I've read it, but I've seen it cited in multiple reputable sources.
There seem to be other sources beyond Masasuke's notes, because sites such as http://www.kariginu.jp/kikata/5-2.htm and the book http://www.librarything.com/work/10895670/ (ISBN 9784416805442) deal with a few others, as well as specifying lining colors for some kasane which I had previously thought were unlined... I've also seen a few in photos taken at the Costume Museum (not the official site, but fan photos from Flickr and the like) with schemes I don't recognize- and while rentable "Heian" wedding dresses might take some artistic liberties, I don't think that the Kyoto Costume Museum would...
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> > 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...
> 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.
> 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.
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