Re: [SCA-JML] Japaneese headgear
- On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 17:51:27 -0500, Solveig <nostrand@...> wrote:
> Currently, Baron Edward's web site appears to be having difficulties.Agreed, WHO the headgear goes on (or at least, who they are at the
> In particular, the section on head gear for men is down at the
> moment. However, there are folks around here such as Ii dono who can
> probably help out. Since medieval Japanese signified various aspects
> of rank, office, &c. by their headgear, I still think that it would
> be good to discuss what sort of fellow is being portrayed.
time) is important.
Kanmuri: This is formal male headgear. It changes over the years.
When it first comes over to Japan, it is still a fabric hat that is
tied on. It becomes a lacquered cap, and the position of the 'tails'
changes. Later varieties are also tied on, especially for the bukan
(military officials), which have additional 'blinders' added.
Eboshi: This is the less formal male headgear. The tall 'shark-fin'
variety are the tate-eboshi. You see these on kuge (noblemen) and
appear to be simply stiffened, initially, and later lacquered. Later
varieties are also tied on. There is a 'hiki-tate-eboshi', and
various types of 'folded' eboshi, such as the various ori-eboshi of
the samurai, kazaori-eboshi, etc. These all change on the situation,
so knowing who is wearing it for what is helpful.