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Noblewomen of the Heian era of Japan (794-1185) were rarely seen in public, remaining at home behind screens and curtains, hidden from the view of almost everyone outside of her female attendants and husband. Venturing out to a shrine or temple would be one of the only reasons to leave the confines of one’s own garden. If a lady was not travelling by palanquin, she must ride a horse or walk, and a travelling outfit provides utility of movement and protection from both insects and prying eyes.
I have created a travelling outfit consisting of three garments and a veiled hat modelled after the “tsubo-shozoku with ichime gasa with mushi no tareginu” (travelling outfit with hemp veiled sedge hat) example found at the Kyoto Costume Museum. My recreated travelling outfit would be appropriate for a noblewoman of modest rank of the late Heian period during the fall, winter, or spring for travelling to the market or a temple.
My Blog where I documented my daily progress: http://heianhaven.com/