白石麻衣 Mai Shiraishi modeling a very colourful kimono
The jūnihitoe (十二単衣) is an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in Heian Era Japan. Literally translated, it means “twelve-layer robe". More here: http://murasaki-ochaya.tumblr.com/post/48013274667/junihitoe-appreciation-post
The Kimono Gallery : Photo
Kimono ~ Japan Look at how various prints, patterns, colors, fabrics, functions of each piece can go so well together and also individually appreciated and admired. See the metaphor for us in this?
“kuroyuki: Kamishichiken Bon-Odori #5 by Onihide on Flickr. ”
kyudou-japanese archery. There's so much wonderfulness in this photo. Beautiful kimono with women's hakama on several ladies. You can see a bit of the archery pad for women on the lady to the right.