Re: [SCA-JML] quick question
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig! It sounds like I've lagged way behind the
ongoing discussion. There is actually a pretty broad range of Heian
dance costumes out there. First, you need to take into account
different dance forms taken from different groups within Japanese
society. Are you interested primarily in kagura, shirabyoshi, bugaku,
dengaku, &c. ?? I very much agree that you should take a tour of the
costume museum, but that is only scratching the surface. For that
matter, I recall that Sei Shonagon makes it clear that courtiers and
court ladies performed ritual/customary "dances" on various occasions.
Your Humble Servant
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