Heian Lady

Jūnihitoe 十二単

The jūnihitoe was the formal wear of  Heian court lady. It translates to “twelve unlined robes”. However the term that was in actual use during the Heian era is karaginumo.

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Ohaguro (お歯黒) The Japanese tradition of dyeing one’s teeth black. To make the teeth black, black dye from a mixture of powdered iron fillings and

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