Shinto priest's robe (kariginu), 19th century

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Kariginu is everyday wear for Shintō priests. Literally meaning “hunting wear,” the garment is based on the hunting clothes of aristocrats in the Heian period (794-1185). Priests usually wear the kariginu over an underlayer called hitoe and sashinuki balloon pants, and an eboshi hat on their heads. The garment has a round collar and the sleeves are only sewn onto the back panel, leaving the front detached to allow for movement.

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Shinto priest's robe (kariginu)
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14.86.1
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