Information about Japanese costume from all periods of history, especially the early ones
Court lady of the Nara Period (710-784) , Japan. Textiles during this period of Japan were often brocade ones heavily influenced by China (and in some cases the cloth itself was directly imported from that country) . Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s..