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Japanese Outfits:

This page lists merely a small selection of very common outfits that make good beginner garb. Please note that most of the links are to other sites; you'll have to use your "Back" button to return after viewing them. Please see the Costume References page for some other sites with additional clothing ideas for the Japanese persona.

The terms Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi, Momoyama refer to historical eras. See the Japanese Historical Eras reference page.

Some Men's Outfits:

* Go to Anthony J. Bryant's Costume Page and click "Men's Outfits" on the left-hand menu to see additional outfits*

Era Formal Noble Informal Noble Samurai Retainer Peasant
Nara          
Heian Ho

Kariginu

Ko-Noshi Hitatare*

 

Kariginu  
Kamakura  
Muromachi Kariginu* Hitatare

Dobuku

Kataginu  
Momoyama  

*With the decline of the Court during the Kamakura era, Formal occasions were less common. Samurai garb started out as lower class but became higher class towards the end of the period.

Some Women's Outfits:

Era Formal Noble Informal Noble Samurai-class Servant/Merchant Class Peasant
Nara          
Heian Karaginu-Mo Utsutsuginu and Uwagi      
Kamakura Uwagi Kosode and Hakama shibiradatsumono  
Muromachi     Uchikake mobakama yumaki
Momoyama     Uchikake

Koshimaki

   

All content copyright the author, Jennifer Munson munson.jennifer@gmail.com The author makes no guarantees for instructions and recipes on this site; neither does she accept responsibility for their outcomes. Verbatim copies may be made for educational purposes only provided they contain original copyright marking.

This page created August 4, 2002

Last updated August 02, 2005