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.
1885-95: Traditional Japanese housewife wearing Okoso-zukin. Via Okinawa Soba, Flickr.
1890s: smiling girl wearing Okoso-zukin. Photograph by: Tamamura Kōzaburō
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.
1890s: Japanese women wearing “Okoso-zukin”. A rare vintage photograph of an Onna-Bugeisha, Japan, 19th Century. Via meijishowa.com .
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