Post Tagged with: "kimono"

by / on July 23, 2015 at 6:24 PM / in Kamigyō-ku, Out Of The Box

Kimono Fashion Show at Nishijin Center in Kyoto.

Nishijin Textile Center: Perhaps, Kyoto is most remembered for its World Heritage sites of Shrines, temples and gardens and it’s weaving technique is praised amongst the world’s finest. It stands to reason that the old capital of the Heian period was in need of master weavers to satisfy the needs of its aristocrats. There is still an area of Kyoto […]

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by / on April 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM / in Interesting Facts, Jūnihitoe Kimono

The Jūnihitoe Display at Kyoto’s Imperial Palace!

The jūnihitoe is an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in Japan. Literally translated, it means “twelve-layer robe”. The older term, still used by scholars but not widely recognized in mainstream Japan, is Karaginu Mo. This is in reference to its Chinese coat (Karaginu) and apron-like train (Mo), the defining parts of the costume. […]

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