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Re: [SCA-JML] garbing questions

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  • Ii Saburou
    ... To the best of my knowledge you are correct for late period Japan. However, in the Heian period it is rather a lower class garment (as the provincial
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      On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Brian Dean wrote:

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      > Hmm, i am in nearly the same league as you but i do know some things, and
      > thanks to some of the books that Mr Bryant has published, it has expanded my
      > knowledge. For the kataginu, late muramachi period, i have seen pictures,
      > and a wonderful kurosawa flick, (kagamusha) that shows that some kataginu is
      > being used as a semi formal dress(it is not the later "winged" variety
      > though). Of what i have read though in my lpersonal library, the Hitatare
      > is for a higher station, somebody please correct me if i am wrong

      To the best of my knowledge you are correct for late period Japan.
      However, in the Heian period it is rather a lower class garment (as the
      provincial warriors rose in power and prominence they kept their wardrobe
      and fashion and basically made it out of fancier material).

      -Ii
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