I went to see a Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono dressing show last weekend.
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.
The juni-hitoe were termed “color clothes” because
the aristocrats of the day matched the color of the juni-hitoe with the season.
There were two dressers both front and back. (can’t see the back side from this photo though…:)
A front dresser must get on her knees to get dressed to a noble person not to breathe her.
Dressers use only two koshihimo strings to get dressed.
Beautiful layers? Color coordination patterns exist more than 200!!
Back side looks like this…
How’s it? The weight is around 16 kg!
It is tough to be beautiful all through the ages, isn’t it?
This is the best angle to take a shot!
Hope you enjoy:D