KARAORI Noh costumes are usually worn as the outer garment for the roles of women. The woven textiles from which they are made, also called karaori, are characterized by long brocading wefts that resemble embroidery.
deatil of kimono, 1910-1930, Silk crêpe, with paste-resist decoration (yuzen) and touches of embroidery in silk thread, has long 'swinging sleeves' (furisode), which indicate that it would have been worn by a young, unmarried woman. The designer has composed an entire landscape across the surface of the garment, the image of cranes, rippling water, rocks and cherry blossoms being created with a technique called yuzen.
about 120 to 130 years ago ! Love the head-dress. Simply beautiful. Great studio shot of an Actor doing his thing in old Japan. HisuiJADE from Japan:""I think this is a costume for Noh . The red wig called Akagashira (, red head/hair) is worn for the role of Oni (,demon), Dragon God and Shojo ( red drunk monkey-like monster/spirit). The headdress is Ryudai . And the appetizing PEPPERMINT STICK is Uchizue that is a property as a weapon/wand (magical powers) of Oni and Dragon God. :)
detail of Nuihaku (Nō costume)—design of lily and court-cow-carriage patterns on brown fabric, Momoyama period/16th century Tokyo National Museum. This is a kimono made of a fabric called nerinuki featuring the luster of silk and a firm texture, the entire surface of which is covered with embroidery. Since the patterns are created using embroidery and gold leaf, this is called nuihaku....this Noh costume might have been worn in Noh performances played before the Toyotomi clan.
This is a very rare contemporary uchikake - its shape is different from usual uchikake. This piece has very long tail, and it is worn with the long tail trailing along the floor. Its design is also wonderful - lily motif is woven in the blue background! Textile is exquisite silk, and has very soft and comfortable touch.