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Medieval Japanese Clothing

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Tya Dickerson

on 5 September 2012

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Compare Medieval Japanese clothing to Japanese clothing now Japanese Medieval Clothing Japanese clothing got more complex over the Medieval Period. In early years hunters and gatherers made there a basic one piece garment from plant fibers and furs such as linen and hemp. . Medieval Japan Samurais wore baggy pants, Hakama (like a shirt) with a winged vest and a robe. It had a silk cord belt and added up there were 23 separate pieces of armor. Samurai Clothing Kimonos Later on Kimonos were introduced. At first only the higher class had them but then they became common. They were rather made from expensive silk or cheap cotton. At first the silk was always white because silk dyeing techniques were unavailable. Emperors and Empress's would have there own personal dyers and weavers who would custom make all of there clothes. The Emperor would wear pleated trousers and an under robe with a head dress.Empress's would wear bright colours to show off there wealth. Empress's would always have a fan with their silk Junihitoe (like a dress) and slippers or sandals. Her hair would be decorated with headdresses, flowers and decorative combs. Emperors & Empress's Today Kimonos are only worn on special occasions. If a women is unmarried her Kimono would have long broad sleeves and the opposite for married women. They wear bright colours and floral patterns usually made from cotton. There daily attire is a casual Western style including jeans, skirts and shirts.

Samurai clothing is rarely seen now. It is strictly only worn when preforming traditional martial arts. Japanese clothing now Japanese clothing has changed a lot since the Medieval period. The designs are not only different but the ways and materials they are made with has altered. My Comparison https://etap.org/demo/grade7-history/lesson5/instructiontutor-last.html Bibliography http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/middle-ages-clothing.html http://www.ehow.com/about_6646993_information-japanese-clothing.html http://images.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=661&q=medieval+japanese+clothing&oq=medieval+japanese+clothing&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24l2.6946.23014.0.23834. Introduction to Asia
Asian history
Medieval JAPAN
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