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Nara Period-style (710-794) karaginu (ancient Chinese garments); Perfect replica: A Momoyama Period-style (1573-1615) kosode (short-sleeved kimono)

Dressing up the fabric of time in Kobe

Perfect replica: A Momoyama Period-style kosode (short-sleeved kimono)

Muromachi era (1338–1573) Lowering hair [lappet hair]  It was used for high-class samurai's family.

Muromachi era Lowering hair [lappet hair] It was used for high-class samurai's family.

Junihitoe-Thập nhị y của hoàng triều Nhật Bản - oOo VnSharing oOo

Junihitoe-Thập nhị y của hoàng triều Nhật Bản - oOo VnSharing oOo

Women in the Heian Court: Wives, Concubines, and Lovers

Women in the Heian Court: Wives, Concubines, and Lovers

A young woman models a Junihitoe, a formal court dress worn by women during the Heian period, during a demonstration of traditional Japanese culture Monday for spouses at the Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa in Toyako, Japan.

These are miko shrine maidens performing a special Shinto Shaden Kagura dance ritual during the annual On-Matsuri festival, a traditional Shinto religious festival held at the Kasuga Wakamiya Shrine in the ancient Japanese city of Nara, Japan. In older days, miko were considered shamans, but today they take on a more lighter role as priestesses or ceremonial duties.

These are miko shrine maidens performing a special Shinto Shaden Kagura dance ritual during the annual On-Matsuri festival, a traditional Shinto religious festival held at the Kasuga Wakamiya Shrine in the ancient Japanese city of Nara, Japan.

Prince Takahiko Asaka and Chikako Todo on their wedding day, 1939.

UPDATED: Royal weddings

Prince Takahiko Asaka and Chikako Todo, daughter of a count, in a marriage ceremony wearing traditional garb,

History of Kimono, Part 4: The Early Modern Period (Edo Period)

History of Kimono: The Edo Period

The kimono of an early Edo Period lady. It still greatly resembles the Muromachi Period kosode.

Africa | Kuosi Society ensemble from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Fabric, glass beads, parrot feathers

Kuosi Society ensemble (Bamileke, Cameroon) Fabric, beads, parrot feathers, 48 in

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