The history of Japanese kimono clothing

The history of kimono, traditional Japanese clothing Most of the today’s Japanese people live in Western style clothing. But traditional Japanese clothing(kimono) is treated as a dress at an important event including a wedding ceremony, and young people who wear yukata in summer increase recently.   The prototype of the current kimono can be found in Heian Period of about 1200 years ago. Then people have used various fabrics, patterns, and colors for the clothing. Kimono used advanced technology and materials became an area of Japanese art.   Let’s go back to the ancient times before the establishment of the kimono and look at the history of Japanese clothing.   Related Post   Jomon Period,Yayoi Read more about The history of Japanese kimono clothing[…]

The culture of Heian Period in Japan

The culture of aristocracy/ Kokufu Culture(国風文化) After the accession to the throne, the Emperor Kanmu(桓武天皇) moved the capital from Nagaoka-Kyo to Heian-Kyo, Kyoto, in 794. The event finished the Nara Period and its culture(Tenpyo Culture) , instead of starting Heian Period(平安時代).        The inflow of the culture from the Asian Continent came to an end with the abolition of the envoy to Tang Dynasty China in 894. It fostered the unique culture that the nobles created delicate and sophisticated Kokufu Culture. Kokufu means the original style of Japan.              After the introducing of Buddhism in Asuka Period , it gradually became familiar with the native Japanese religion Shinto in Nara Period. And people Read more about The culture of Heian Period in Japan[…]