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Samurai uniform

During the Kamakura and Muromachi periods, both men and women wore brightly colored kimonos. The warriors wore colors that symbolized their leaders, some of which were flashy and fashion showy on the battlefield. During the Edo period, the Tokugawa family ruled Japan. Japan was divided into feudal clans ruled by feudal lords. The warriors of each clan wore a “”uniform”” that could be identified by color and pattern. It consisted of three parts: a kimono, a sleeveless garment called kamishimo worn over it, and a trouser-like split skirt called hakama. The kamishimo was made of linen glued to the shoulders so that the shoulders stood out. With so many samurai clothes to be made in this way, kimono makers grew into an art form that made the kimono better and better at their craft.

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