November 13, 2005

12-layered kimono

From the 13 November 2005 Japan Times:

In a traditional rite before her wedding Tuesday, Princess Nori paid respects Saturday morning at sanctuaries in the Imperial Palace grounds where legendary gods and the spirits of late emperors are enshrined. Princess Nori, wearing a 12-layered kimono called a juuni hitoe, walks through the Imperial Palace on Saturday.

See also the notes for chapter 7 of A Thousand Leagues of Wind.

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