site with lots of good pictures and info.
Nicely done karaginu mo site with notes and
English version of dressing in karaginu mo
Gives the layers and leads to further pages by
Japanese Imperial site by people who make the
items, leads to many links
that aren't in english, including male
courtier's garb. Gives excellent
examples of the brocades worn, hats etc. as you
click on its pieces.
French doing japanese costume, for those who
read French. Click on the
costume then buttons pop so that you can look
at the pieces that are a part
of the total costume.
PS its a pissy site and you have to close your
internet explorer to escape it.
Kyoto Costume Museum site.
Also from same site. this link is a modern
verison -you can tell by how the
hair is done. Actually I think they have all
their models standing even
though it would be rude to be taller than an
Another site leading to others
Paperdoll version for those of you with color
Feild museum dolls
history, short one of how they came to be
Key Words to search
karaginu & mo = formal Heian ladies court
garb, the over kimono and
kamishimo & hakama = kamishimo or 'upper
lowers' the uniform (matching
kimono top and bottom)
kataginu = stiff overvest, what most westerners
call 'bat wings' as they
stand out from the body in the way past our
period verison being heavily
starched and reenforced with whalebone stays.
kariginu = informal courtier wear with
tate-eboshi for Heian
ikan = formal male courtier costume Heian
eboshi = generic for cloth hat
gasa = generic for reed or rush has