Re: need help
- Well, to star with, this is what I have in mind:
A low ranking samurai during the Nanboku-chô period. The name I have chosen is Hirataro no Sakamura. For clothing, I will be starting with a kosode and hakama.
Right or wrong so far?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "LJonthebay" <wodeford@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Jim" <kiltedviking74@> wrote:
> > Wanting to start into a Japanese persona. I have looked at most of the links here. Now, where do I start??
> Pick a period you're interested in, decide on your social status (e.g., low ranking samurai from Such-and-such province, monk, aristocrat with poetic pretensions....). Start thinking about a name.
> What would you wear?
> What would you fight in/with (assuming you're a fighter)?
> What sort of possessions would you have with you at an event?
> Do it in stages.
> Saionji no Hana, still on the pilgrimage after all these years
> West Kingdom
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie <ishiyama@...> wrote:
> What about the hitoe? The Mitsuo Kure "red book" shows a KamakuraIIRC, that garment might be hiked up to that length and held in place with himo, but I'd have to go look at the picture again.
> era daimon hitatare with two under-layers of hitoe that only come
> down to mid-thigh. I know the text of this book is riddled with
> errors, so I'm never quite sure what to think.
Seconding Andy's comment - the photos are useful, the translation and complete lack of bibliography are profoundly unhappy making.