- Oh my...I am getting the very distinct impression that I have bitten off more than I can chew in choosing Japan. :)
(who now wonders if she should just throw on a tunic and call herself Astrid)
--- In email@example.com, Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@...> wrote:
> Noble Cousin!
> Greetings from Solveig!
> > Thank you for the information on fabrics. If I use linen for the
> > layers closest to my body, what kind of silks would be most
> > appropriate for something like the outer layer?
> Depending on what it is being used for, you may want to go with a
> bast fibre for external clothing as well.
> > But is there any disadvantage to playing peasantry?
> Nobody is going to chastise you for playing peasantry. It's been done
> > Are these women wearing something that kuge would not wear:
> > http://www.iz2.or.jp/english/fukusyoku/busou/9.htm
> > http://www.iz2.or.jp/english/fukusyoku/busou/8.htm
> Wearing a yumaki would be very odd for a kuge class woman. It would
> also be odd for a higher ranking buke woman.
> > Is there a difference between kuge and the warrior class?
> > If my older son wants the option to go down the samurai path do I
> > need to be warrior class?
> No. Your son can be Norman for that matter. You might just not want
> to call him your son in the context of the Society. If you want to
> integrate your recreation, then you need not do much more than have
> yourself be of kuge rank somewhere below 5 out of 10 (with 1 being on
> top). Genji, other Monogatari, and Nikki literature are full of
> rusticated scions of kuge families.
> Your Humble Servant
> Solveig Throndardottir
> Amateur Scholar
- Did you want woodblock information? Fort Wayne public library used to have a treasure trove on the subject.
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On Dec 11, 2011, at 7:41 PM, "Melissa" <mdeann@...> wrote:
> Hello, I am Artemisia Voltera in the SCA and a member of the Middle Kingdom, Red Spears.
> I have started getting interested in Japanese Ink Paintings. I am the artist who painted the images for Kimiko that were just recently posted here. I also did two additional images that I entered into the A&S competition.
> I would like to produce these images so they are more accurate. From the research I was able to find, I like the Ink Paintings from the Muromachi time period. I am in search of help to locate writing on how to produce historically accurate images. From everything from the type of paper and ink, to how to make a seal, what is used as the red ink? for the seal, symbolism, etc.
> Does anyone on here produce these type of art? If so would you be able to direct me on where is best to look for what I am seeking?
> Any help would be greatly appriciated. While it might be nice to get the images to look like what would have done back then, I would like to do it accuratly.
> Thank you for your help
> Lady Artemisia Voltera
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