Posts tagged wafuku.
When I said Court Costume I wasn’t only talking about Western costumes.
Photos at the Kyoto museum of a mannequin wearing Heian era costume. 2008 is the 1000 year anniversary of the ‘Tale of Genji’.
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I confess that I only study Western costume so I will just put the caption that came with the bottom photo here: Formal wear for a lady, with a design of a seashore.
Muromachi period,14th century, Kyoto National Museum
Edit: I apologize if that’s not correct but that is the information that came with the photo. One of my followers had this to add: ‘Properly known as Junihitoe. Not sure where you got the Muromachi period from, the Heian period is 794-1185 CE’.
Fox Wedding 狐の嫁入り
Actually the term Kitsune no Yomeiri [狐の嫁入り] refers to the occurrence of rain occurring during brilliant sunshine, which is said to occur a fox bride is going through the woods to the house of her fox groom. Sometimes during festival occasions, shrines would stage the “fox wedding” as well, and that is when we would get to see the interesting couple wearing the fox mask. (via Timeline Photos)