emo_mobile (emo_mobile) wrote in little_details,

Burakumin clothing in the Tokugawa era (Japan)

Setting: Japan in the Tokugawa era (1600 to 1800 only, even though Togukawa/Edo era ended 1867) In any Burakumin/eta/outcasts town, mostly inland.

Searches tried: Googled eta clothing, Tokugawa clothing, Burakumin clothing, Tokugawa era clothing + "" Burakumin.

The Question(s): I've read that the eta people had laws that told them what clothes to wear, and symbols they had to wear to denote their impurity. But I haven't been able to find out what they actually wear. Is it dull, earth colors, or something less fancy than commoner clothing? Also, would it be reasonable for them to wear the kanji meaning 'eta' or 'hinin'? I can read hiragana and katakana, but would someone people able to show me the correct kanji?

Thanks :3
Tags: 1600-1699, 1700s (no decades given), 1800s (no decades given), japan: history, ~clothing

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