Ainu village chief (L) holding court, Shiraoi, 1946 by Alfred Eisenstaedt
PARTAGE OF OLD JAPANESE FASHION............ON FACEBOOK......
Patterns of The Ainu Race
No, it's not Heian fashion: this variety of courtwear was worn in the Meiji era, and could- I suppose- be considered the miniskirt variant of itsutsu-ginu-kouchiki juunihitoe. The hakama are shorter, normal hakama rather than the hyper-formal, trailing "nagabakama" and the long robe layers are tied up at the waist in a sort of ohashouri for juunihitoe. The hair is still in a long ponytail- similar to its Heian forbearer- but styled a bit differently. I don't think "kasane no irome" was…
Keisarin palatsin vartioston asu.
Buddhist priest in ceremonial vestment. With ho-mo (=robe) and shichijo-gesa (=seven-paneled Buddhist surplice).
Maiko Child's photo stream: Gorgeous Geisha in stunning Aqua.