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Shunkireitaisai – Yasukuni Shrine Spring Festival.  (I know the Yasukuni shrine is not without controversy, but this is a beautiful shot.)

Every great shrine in Japan has a regular yearly festival, something called their “reisai”.

Miko at the  Yasukuni Shrine Spring Festival. They are dressed in heian robes.

Miko at the Yasukuni Shrine Spring Festival. They are dressed in heian robes.

yuikki:   	十二単 by -sou-

This kind of Kimono is called Juni Hitoe (十二単衣) meaning twelve-layered robe. It can weight up to // Genji monogatari //

葵祭 平安貴族 行列 華やか 雅

京都三大祭の葵祭 雅な平安貴族の行列

葵祭 平安貴族 行列 華やか 雅

Antient Pricess.

Kyoto-- Juni hitoe-- 12 layers kimono Loved living in Japan maybe we'll go back someday!

Another Genji Monogatari display at the costume museum.

ladies at leisure playing kai awase.

IT SAYS: 唐衣 	:葵かさね  (karaginu: aoi kasane) 表着 	:山吹匂かさね  (uwagi: yamabuki nioi kasane) 五衣・単 	→花橘かさね (itsutsuginu・hitoe→ hana tachibana kasane)  page: http://kakitutei.gozaru.jp/kyoto08may/17/8.html

IT SAYS: 唐衣 :葵かさね (karaginu: aoi kasane) 表着 :山吹匂かさね (uwagi: yamabuki nioi kasane) 五衣・単 →花橘かさね (itsutsuginu・hitoe→ hana tachibana kasane) page: http://kakitutei.gozaru.jp/kyoto08may/17/8.html

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