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Junihitoe - a 12-layer kimono worn by women of the court in 10th century japan. Apparently they could weigh 40 pounds

Recreating Heian look on stage. Japan. The Heian period was a... (The Kimono Gallery)

History of kimono - nice to see with year instead of period, yes it's nice to know it was for example, the Edo period, but I never can remember the year that matches

History of kimono - nice to see with year instead of period, yes it's nice to know it was for example, the Edo period, but I never can remember the year that matches

Jidai Matsuri Men – Kyoto

Jidai Matsuri, Kyoto. The festival began after the Emperor moved the capital away from Kyoto to Tokyo in 1868. Historical reenactment parade, in authentic costumes from Japanese feudal history to the Meiji era.

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"Jūnihitoe is only for women to wear. This is the Japanese tradition clothing that come at century. This is the most expensive Japanese tradition cloth." Many layers of different, but complementary kimonos, as worn by ladies of the court in ancient Japan.

10 Underrated Women in History

Mark Juddery, author of Overrated: The 50 Most Overhyped Things in History, knows a lot about hype. And as much as we love a good takedown, we asked him to explore the unknown and name 10 underrated women in history. Are they the most underrated? He