Karaginu refers to the outermost garment of the Juni Hitoe, consisting of a wide-sleeved Jacket reaching only to the waist.
Karaginu or "Chinese jacket" was described as "waist-len gth" but the hem comes closer to mid-thigh length. This is the only layer that does not close in front. The Karaginu is intricately brocaded, embroidered, or painted silk that is lined with twilled silk and only worn by high-ranking nobles. Imperials wore red or blue, the Empress chiefly wearing red. Attendants again wore twilled silk with simpler, often geometric patterns.
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