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Daimyo hikeshi shozoku: Samurai fire-fighter's wool jacket with a Kiri-no-mon crest couched with gold leaf threads (wrapped around silk thread), chest protector baring the same crest. Late Edo period (1603-1868)

The Kosode. Wonderful site! Tells you how to make period clothing, goes into great detail, and tells you how to measure everything properly.

OK, this one look even truer because it has the narrow piece with the angle cut for the center front area. http://www.costuming.org/kimonopattern.jpg

#151 Japanese Hakama & Kataginu Hakama for men and women, all sizes based on waist measurement. Kataginu in one size. $14.95 During the Edo period in Japan (1615-1868), members of the samurai or warrior class wore the Kamishimo, a traditional costume made up of the Kataginu or pleated-front vest and Hakama or pleated pants/skirt. The two garments were typically worn over a knee-length kimono for formal occasions. Today, the garments are frequently worn for official occasions, martial arts…

boro_kimono Boro is a Japanese word meaning “tattered rags” and it’s the term commonly used to describe patched and repaired cotton bedding and clothing lovingly used much longer than the normally expected life cycle.

#151 Japanese Hakama & Kataginu Hakama for men and women, all sizes based on waist measurement. Kataginu in one size. $14.95 During the Edo period in Japan (1615-1868), members of the samurai or warrior class wore the Kamishimo, a traditional costume made up of the Kataginu or pleated-front vest and Hakama or pleated pants/skirt. The two garments were typically worn over a knee-length kimono for formal occasions. Today, the garments are frequently worn for official occasions, martial arts…

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HANTEN & HAPPI COATS Japanese Edo Sashiko Tsutsugaki

HANTEN & HAPPI COATS Japanese Edo Sashiko Tsutsugaki. I'd wear it ;)

Tutorial:Draft a Kimono Patten by `taeliac on deviantART- I have made this before out of black lace, and it remains one of my favorite items of clothing. I would love a version made in a pretty cotton-silk blend for getting ready day-of.