Flowers, called “Juni-Hitoe” (十二単衣) have bloomed.
As those who are interested in Kimono culture or Japanese history may know, “Juni-Hitoe” is a diminutive for Kimono with several layers. This plant was named after “Juni-Hitoe” Kimono by some Japanese who regarded how these flowers lay resembling that of “Juni-Hitoe”.
Juni-Hitoe was worn by noble women in “Heian” era around 10th centuries.
Although “Juni” means twelve in Japanese, it does not necessarily have 12 layers, but usually ranges from 5 to 7 layers. And,,, total weight of “Juni-Hitoe” becomes around 20 kilograms !
Ladies in this era must have endured to be fashionable…
By the way,,
You can find the picture of “Juni-Hitoe” on one of our products.
It is “Card Holder with Japanese -tast Fabric “Heian” ” .
Please check it up !