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The “Okoso-Zukin”: Japanese Hijab for Winter

Okoso-Zukin (御高祖頭巾) is an old Japanese winter custom, used as a hood and scarf, an outdoor coat and it looks so similar to the Hijab of the Muslim women.

Okoso-Zukin first became popular during the Kyoho era (1716-1736). They were made of silk crape. Young women wore purple, light purple and red colored Okoso-Zukin colors, while they were dark blue, gray and steel gray for middle-aged women.

Photographs below show Japanese woman wearing an Okoso-Zukin that matches the Hijab of the woman in Islamic culture.

Japanese woman wearing Okoso-zukin. Photograph by: Kazumasa Ogawa, 1895.

Japanese woman wearing Okoso-zukin. Photograph by: Kazumasa Ogawa, 1895.

 

1885-95: Traditional Japanese housewife wearing Okoso-zukin. It's also famous as "onna-bugeisha (女武芸者)". Via Okinawa Soba, Flickr.

1885-95: Traditional Japanese housewife wearing Okoso-zukin. Via Okinawa Soba, Flickr.

 

1890s: smiling girl wearing Okoso-zukin. Photograph by: Tamamura Kōzaburō

1890s: smiling girl wearing Okoso-zukin. Photograph by: Tamamura Kōzaburō

 

1870s: A Japanese woman wearing Okoso-zukin with her child. Photograph by: Kusakabe Kimbei.

1870s: A Japanese woman wearing Okoso-zukin with her child. Photograph by: Kusakabe Kimbei.

 

1860-1900: Japanese woman wearing Okoso-zukin and with a traditional umbrella. Photograph by: Kusakabe Kimbei

1860-1900: Japanese woman wearing Okoso-zukin and with a traditional umbrella.
Photograph by: Kusakabe Kimbei.

 

1890s: Japanese women wearing "Okoso-zukin". A rare vintage photograph of an Onna-Bugeisha, Japan, 19th Century. Via meijishowa.com .

1890s: Japanese women wearing “Okoso-zukin”. A rare vintage photograph of an Onna-Bugeisha, Japan, 19th Century. Via meijishowa.com .

 

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7 Comments

  1. ARDI says:

    Assalamualaikum .wr wt. しばらしぃ。

  2. Said says:

    اللهم بارك

  3. Reda says:

    It’s really similar subhan allah

  4. Laila Abulhassan says:

    So Beautiful

  5. iriyoka says:

    お疲れ様です

  6. Kurnia says:

    ماشاء الله ❤❤❤❤

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