Heian Japanese Men’s Getting Dressed Guide

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Get Dressed Properly!

Since the publication of Liza Dalby’s work on the Kimono in 1993, much has been written about the clothing of Japan. But for men who wear reproductions of Japanese clothing at historical reenactments and Japanese cultural events, this body of knowledge is lacking one essential piece — a simple guide on how to get dressed. What pieces are essential to be dressed properly? What garments can be omitted for reasons of comfort without compromising the accuracy of the outfit? Where is the line between costume and clothing?

Reconstructing History’s Heian Japanese Nobleman’s Getting Dressed Guide is meant to fill that void.

This 75-page downloadable guide, written by clothing historian Kass McGann and backed by nearly 30 years of research, will tell you everything you need to know to dress historically accurately as an Heian Japanese Nobleman from 794 through 1185 Kyoto.

The Getting Dressed Guides are not intended to be books of all knowledge. In these pages you will not find debates about the construction of ho or an extensive list of silks weaves available in 10th century Heian-kyo. You will simply find a list of garments commonly worn by Japanese courtiers in the 8th through 12th centuries and the manner in which they were worn. General fabric types, notes on hair and makeup, and other pertinent information is included, but more detail than this is outside the scope of this Guide. In other words, the Getting Dressed Guides are guides to teach you how to get dressed for this period and location.

If you find a garment listed in a Getting Dressed Guide, you can be sure it was worn in the period covered. If you do not find a garment listed in these pages, that only means it was not common enough for us to include.

Download your copy now and start dressing today!

1 review for Heian Japanese Men’s Getting Dressed Guide

  1. Brad Moore/Master Nicolas L’Anguille

    This is a fantastic book. The local barony is hosting a Japanese themed event in late spring, and I wanted to produce a Heian era costume for the event. The Getting Dressed Guide gives all the necessary layers for formal, semi-formal, and informal wear, and names of garments in Japanese. More importantly, it gives tips on how to successfully layer the garments for a correct look. I am very excited to get going on this.

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