Kazuki ceremonial hood garment: design of chrysanthemum and Paulownia

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Kazuki ceremonial hood garment: design of chrysanthemum and Paulownia

Textiles / Edo / Meiji / Tohoku

Shōnai region, Yamagata prefecture

Edo to Meiji period

Tsutsugaki-dyed hemp

L.134.0cm W.119.0cm

The practice of aristocratic and warrior class women wearing head garments to conceal their faces existed since the late Heian period. These kimono are called kazuki. this custom spread to the Shōnai area of the Tōhoku region, and even after the practice disappeared from Kyoto and Edo, they were used as ceremonial costumes for special occasions until the early Showa period.

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