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A woman dressed in junihitoe.十二単  The junihitoe (twelve-layered ceremonial kimono)

A woman dressed in junihitoe.十二単 The junihitoe (twelve-layered ceremonial kimono)

十二単  The junihitoe (twelve-layered ceremonial kimono)

Today the jūnihitoe can only be seen in museums, in movies, or at certain festivals. Only the Imperial Household still uses them at some important functions.

Peach festival! - Kyoto sink dolls ~: THE PHOTO DIARY By CANON! a woman dressed in junihitoe

Peach festival! - Kyoto sink dolls ~: THE PHOTO DIARY By CANON! a woman dressed in junihitoe

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.

For Hina Matsuri, I went to Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto to see the Hina Dolls and this Junihitoe presentation. The Junihitoe (also called Karaginu mo) is .

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