Ilona Easton
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JIDAI MATSURI Heian Princess. During the Heian period (794-1192), the subtle matching of different colored robes was considered a great skill, an expression of artistic sensibility that revealed the character of the wearer. In a woman, this skill was more highly valued than her ethical or moral character, and even held more sway than the physical features she was born with. The Heian society was “on the whole governed by style rather than by moral principles”.

Most of the time, women of the Heian court were hiding their faces behind screens or fans. (These fans are called hiogi , and we'll be talki.



Geiko Tomoka (Pontocho) as Murasaki Shikibu at Jidai Matsuri, Japan

Geiko Tomoka (Pontocho) as Murasaki Shikibu at Jidai Matsuri, 2012 Japan.

Immortal Geisha - Make-Up of Geisha and Maiko

Immortal Geisha website is devoted to the lives, history, beauty and tradition of Japanese Geisha, Geiko and Maiko

Kabuki - the actor Bando Tamasaburo

源氏物語より藤壺。坂東玉三郎 Kabuki Actor Tamasaburou Bandou as Hujitsubo in 'The Tale of Genji'

A kabuki actor dressed in junihitoe

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kazuki-sugata (on-head-wearing) of costume.  Another uchigi was worn up above the first one, over the head.  Kind of like a Heian version of hoodie or head-shawl?  This was worn when traveling by noble & samurai women.  Similar to the tsubo-shouzoku and I believe may have been sometimes worn atop it.  from

1 uchiki-wo tsubo-oru 2 uchiki 3 kake-obi 4 kake-mamori 5 ichime-gasa 6 obuto-no zori