What was the fashion of Japan?

By: Mckenna Powers and Heather Bramsleven

Japanese Textiles

Silk may be the best known Japanese textile because of its stunning beauty and value for fashioning luxurious kimonos, but in pre-industrial Japan only the nobility and upper classes were permitted to wear silk clothing. In contrast to courtly silk garments, commoners dressed in humble garments made from homespun coarse hemp and cotton fabrics. These same unrefined, handmade textiles were also employed to create utilitarian articles for the home.

Japanese Hair

During the Medieval era, both men and women in the upper social classes wore their hair in loose curls. Women sometimes fastened gold balls at the end of their hair. The people in the lower classes wore their hair with no decorations and usually shorter, at the chin or even at the shoulders. Noble women would wear flat bonnets that would be covered their hair, or ribbons and gold threads in their hair. Later, bonnets, hats and veils became even more popular when the church tradition commanded that married women had to keep their hair covered. Cone-shaped hats with a veil were also very popular during this era. Women sometimes had their hair styled into what looked like two identical mounds on the both sides of their head.

Japanese Jewelery

Like most things in Japanese culture, jewelry wasn't just ornamental; it was usually combined with a practical purpose as well. Examples include items such as swords, sword fittings, straps, pins, buttons, combs, hair sticks, hairclips called 'kanzashi', and of course, netsuke, inro and ojimi. The art and craftsmanship behind the techniques of making have evolved over hundreds of years and have now become an important part of Japanese culture. Many historical pieces have been found to date back to the early 16th century. Even some modern pieces have been known to fetch extraordinarily high prices in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Brand of Perfume

1.Annick Goutal


3.CB I Hate Perfume

4. Creed

5.D.S. and Durga

These are some of the newer product of perfume but in the medieval times there was not much perfume sales and it was not very popular

Makeup of japan

Japanese women can often look ghostly with their pale skin and their dark hair. While their complexions are already naturally fair, Japanese women would usually try to make their skin appear even more pale through the use of makeup-- traditionally, this was look was done with rice flour. This isn't the same "white face" seen on Kabuki theater actors, who use and waxes to mask their faces. Rice flour and other bird-dropping copied face powders have been used for centuries, aswell with other makeup accessories that slowly found their way to other nations, including America.