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The hand of a model is barely seen under her layered sleeve during a demonstration Monday, July 7, 2008, of Junihitoe, 12-layered Ancient Kimono, for the G-8 spouses in Toyako, Japan. Junihitoe means 12 layers and is an example of the formal court dress worn by women during the Heian period (790-1185). Women were hidden behind screens at court and an occasional glimpse of their layered sleeves and hems was all that would be visible to a visitor or a suitor. White House photo by Shealah…

The hand of a model is barely seen under her layered sleeve during a demonstration Monday, July of Junihitoe, Ancient Kimono, for the spouses in Toyako, Japan. Junihitoe means 12 layers and is an example of the formal court dress wo

the detail of Juni-hitoe kimono (Japanese ancient 12 layers kimono)

Juni-hitoe(Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono) is a ceremonial robe that was the proper attire for court ladies and daughters of the warrior-class families in the Heian Period and after.

Junihitoe.

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

junihitoe 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 recognised 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.

衣紋道高倉流「たかくら ふたあいの会」、雅な有職故実と装束の世界 - 陰陽師と式神と私

junihitoe is an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn…

High-ranking Court lady of the Heian Period (794-1185) , Japan. Textiles during this period of Japan were often brocade ones heavily influenced by China (and in some cases the cloth itself was directly imported from that country)~Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” (Lumikettu of Flickr)~AmyLH

High-ranking Court lady of the Heian Period , Japan. “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.

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Juni-hitoe(Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono) is a ceremonial robe that was the proper attire for court ladies and daughters of the warrior-class families in the Heian Period and after.

Junihitoe - a 12-layer kimono worn by women of the court in 10th century japan. Apparently they could weigh 40 pounds

Junihitoe - 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"

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