- From: "Anthony J. Bryant" <ajbryant@...>
>Douglas Shannon wrote:I didn't say I was well read...
>>I'm currently reading a series of books that while written in modern
>>are set just post period in and around Edo. The current book is taking
>>in the begining of winter and the author keeps mentioning that the
>>characters are wearing cloaks.
>>The primary character is the "shogun's sosakan-sama" and therefore a
>>relatively well to-do samurai beaurocrat; so I can't picture that he would
>>be wearing the grass rain cape of a commoner...
>Oy. Rowland. Ummmm.... Yeah.
>Well, when it's snowing or raining, he would. It isn't the cape of aCool...
>It's a *rain* cape. Period. Everyone wore them.
Now how do I make one?
>As to exactly what Rowland would be talking about, I couldn't tell ya...That's why I'm checking here...
I was far from sure that she is historically accurate...
>>This has some promise. Does anyone know how it would have beenHrmmm... would that be using a 16" to 20" based triangle?
>It's 8/9ths of a full circle. It's made from eight equal triangles; if
>there were a ninth, it'd be a full circle. The usually striped pattern of
>the cloth is what makes them look so striking.
>Of course, you wouldn't be making one to wear at an event, as it's not aI'm not now...
>period garment. Ahem.
Actually, I was pretty sure it would be a post-period garment and therefore
not suitable for SCA perposes, but I had to find out what the author had in
mind so that I could visualize the characters better.
>EffinghamThanks for the guidance.
m.k.a. Douglas Shannon
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