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Heian era court ladies. Junihitoe. Japan

Heian era court ladies. Junihitoe. Japan

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

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

So....one to think about next time thinking about how beauty is socially constructed and as a result, varies! For ex: blackened teeth!? Lovely!

Mildly interesting

So....one to think about next time thinking about how beauty is socially constructed and as a result, varies! For ex: blackened teeth!? Lovely!

This Kimono is a reproduction of ' 12 hitoe', a Japanese traditional garb for ladies of the Heian Era, which requires 12 layers of kimono to complete the look.

This Kimono is a reproduction of ' 12 hitoe', a Japanese traditional garb for ladies of the Heian Era, which requires 12 layers of kimono to complete the look.

Procession of military officials of early heian era. Japanese armor.

Procession of military officials of early heian era. Japanese armor.

Jūnihitoe is only for women to wear. This is the Japanese tradition clothing that come at 10th century. Getting Kiraku Clothing inspired

Jūnihitoe is only for women to wear. This is the Japanese tradition clothing that come at 10th century. Getting Kiraku Clothing inspired

Japanese ancient 12 layers kimono, Juni-hitoe 十二単 How the hell women at court could move I do not know!

Japanese ancient 12 layers kimono, Juni-hitoe 十二単 How the hell women at court could move I do not know!

I have found a lot of sites that delineate how it is worn, what exactly it looks like, and even someone who made one entirely from scratch just by looking ...

I have found a lot of sites that delineate how it is worn, what exactly it looks like, and even someone who made one entirely from scratch just by looking ...

junihitoe heian is an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in Japan. Literally translated, it means "twelve-layer robe".

junihitoe heian 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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