- Solveig wrote:
"Incidentally, the question of hakama is more varied than people may
tell you. What period are you interested in? With a -me style female
name, I would guess either Nara or Heian. If that is the case, then
you get to wear not one, but two pairs of hakama at the same time."
Can you explain this please? I thought that (noble) women in the Heian
Era wore nagabakama. I am also curious about the "two pairs".
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig!
> Silk is very warm. You might consider the heretical but practicalEven cotton can be rather warm in Japan during the Summer. The
> aspects of making your kosode out of something breatheable like linen,
> which is a good "fake" for certain weaves of silk (and for hemp). A
> mid weight linen will also stand up and give you the crisp,
> standing-away-from-the-body look of summer silks.
important thing is to make your clothes out of natural fibres which
BREATH! Silk will do this. Asa (either hemp or linen) will also wick
away your sweat. Which is a very good thing. Whatever you do.
Your Humble Servant