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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.

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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.

Noh costume, nuihaku is decorated with embroidery and metallic leaf and is usually worn for the role of a woman. Edo period (1615–1868), second half of 18th century. Silk embroidery and metallic leaf on silk satin

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. :)