Date Gera - Mino are rain capes - basically a thatched roof for the individual. Made all over Japan from local materials they can be made of straw, palm fiber, and even seaweed. This cape is from Tohoku, possibly Aomori or Yamagata pref. Norther Honshu Japan. Made from Inawara tree bark, rice straw, and indigo dyed cotton. This cape is finer than most indicating it is a Date Gera - a type of mino worn during festivals to show off the handywork of men and given to their beloved.
- Inawara Tree Bark
- Rice Straw
- 19th Century
- 20" x 38" (wide x length)
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