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Hana-bōshi (花帽子)

A kind of headgear for Noh plays. It is used for the role of an ordained priestess. Hana-bōshi is a piece of lined kimono made of wide plain silk in white or light greenish-blue. It is worn to cover the entire head, sewn with the middle part under the chin, leaving only the eyes, nose and mouth protruding, while the hem covers the body from the shoulders to the chest. The name comes from hanada bōshi, a hood made of hanada-iro (light blue) silk used by high priests of the Tendai and the Shingon sects of Buddhism.

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