UCHIGINU and UWAGI

As discussed before the full court costume known as NYÔBÔ SHÔZOKU was worn by the women in the Imperial household during the 11th century (the midlle of the HEIAN ERA of Japan). This was a variation of CHÔFUKU from around the 9th century worn by ladies-in-waiting at the Japanese court.

The style NYÔBÔ SHÔZOKU consists of KARAGINU (jacket), UWAGI (outer layer), UCHIGINU(glossed robe), ITSUTSUGINU (5 layers of colours), HITOE (under layer), MO (apron worn like a trail at the back), HAKAMA (trousers), HIOUGI (fan). The UWAGI to HITOE robes are basically the same in style and the outermost robe to be layered among them is called UWAGI.

The UCHIGINU or UWAGI robes are generally decorated with designs in diferent colours, the other robes have designs in "jacquard" tecnique.

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Below you can find some examples of design used for the UWAGI and UCHIGINU robes.

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The following are some examples of UWAGI robes and when they would be used, by The Takata Institute of Japanese Imperial Classical Costume

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