The Heian Period Young daughter of the noble family in formal dress called "kazami.
I thought Heian was bad, but Nara is worse!
History of Kimono: The Edo Period
Woman of the upper class in kosode (=short-sleeved kimono) of Keicho period
Another shot of keiko (uchigi-hakama) which is like a simplified miniskirt version of Ko-uchigi. These were worn in Meiji era by court ladies. The hakama are shorten and the uchiki can be tied up with a variant of an ohashouri for easy walking.
Photos at the Kyoto museum of a mannequin wearing heian era costume. 2008 is the 1000 year anniversary of the 'Tale of Genji'.
Ceremonial costume, Japan. Japanese Civilisation, Heian period, 8th-12th century.
Scan Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress. The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the century.
. Azuchi-Momoyama. en verano la damas usaban el kosode de fina seda blanca y adornado con el uchikake-ru que era de las más finasd sedas y bellos bordados, atados a la cintura para lucirlos a pesar del calor.
Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.