knittingknots (knittingknots) wrote,
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Sharing: Stuff about Sengoku Jidai Clothes

Found some neat sites that talk about medieval Japanese clothing.

(It's true. I'm getting ready to make costumes, but the truth is, I had these links saved already cause they help me describe and understand stuff better)

This one tells you the name and how to wear most of the armour a better dressed Japanese soldier would wear (although most of the foots soldiers weren't dressed this well), and even tells you how to make a lot of them:

http://rhinohide.cx/tousando/yoriaku/


Some stuff about portraying  Buddhist monks which has info which can be used by writers:

http://www.geocities.com/mokuraibozu/Being_a_monk.html

A neat site on Kosodes including information about how they were decorated and how to make'em.
http://www.wodefordhall.com/kosode.htm

Patterns for women's hakama

(including how to tie them.  they are tied differently than men's.)

http://www.geocities.com/anne_liese_w/Japanese/japmakewomenshakama.htm

A pattern for men's hakama (period correct, not like modern sport hakama)

http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/katchu/graphics/patterns/hakama1.PDF?58,15


And there's always the wonderful Costume Museum:
http://www.iz2.or.jp/english/fukusyoku/busou/index.htm
Tags: costuming, sengoku jidai data
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