Category Archives: dress

New Heian Gift Ideas

Perfect for the Heian-obsessed friends and family on your birthday or Christmas gift list, I have just found a UK website similar to Etsy or with an abundance of Heian items. Among the highlights is a t-shirt of an anime cartoon fox Heian princess,  ladies’ shoes  (Keds)with a Heian – era print of courtesans on them, and a t-shirt that says “Heian Princess”:



Filed under beauty, dress, Genji, Ladies, Murasaki Shikibu

Dress Only in Layers of Robes

Ah, comfort. Is there anything better than lounging around in one’s home, dressed in a robe? If there is, the Heian people surely did not find it, for the women generally dressed in several layers of silk robes at a time, the more the better! However, should you have chosen to wear the wrong color robe to the wrong event, well… need not elaborate. I’ll save the three page diatribe for my diary, or Nikki, where it properly belongs.

Try to emulate these masters of comfort and style. Go out in nothing but robes. Better yet, lounge around your house all day in your favorite robe. Don’t wash it. You have more important things to do, like sitting around in the robe. If anyone tries to call you out on it, tell them that you don’t have several wives of uncertain status to to clean the robe. They’ll immediately regret having pointed out your lower rank, and will feel deep, lingering shame.

And you can get back to that robe.


Filed under dress, robes, silk