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Re: kataginu

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  • echo2501
    ... Ah, okay. So, it would be fine to wear just kosode/hakama. I was wondering about that. Thanks. The kataginu that I ve made so far are just the pre-Edo
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 2, 2003
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      > No, it wouldn't be. The kataginu was worn at that time and, if you
      > were to continue the time line into the Edo period, you'd see it
      > changing into the pleated garment worn then.

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      > You are correct; it didn't become "formal" until the Edo period.
      > Formal is, of course, a slight mis-stating of the actual function.
      > It was the formal "duty uniform" and would approximate to a suit
      > and tie, such as would be worn "on duty" in the office. For the
      > *really* formal court settings, other outfits were typically
      > proscribed for those of upper rank, but the kamishimo would
      > suffice for most.

      Ah, okay. So, it would be fine to wear just kosode/hakama. I was
      wondering about that. Thanks. The kataginu that I've made so far
      are just the pre-Edo rectangular ones.

      > Either Seiichir├┤ or Seiichi would be fine; no problems. The name
      > is splendid.

      Thanks! Seiichiro it is. Only took three years of complete
      indecisiveness. :)

      - Seiichiro
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