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Kyoto, Jidai matsuri festival - A Geisha embodies the famous female writer from the Heian period Murasaki Shikibu. Dressed in Heian imperial court full attire called Junihitoe (Literally : twelve-layer robe). A highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in Japan. The various layers are silk garments and are only discernible around the sleeves and the neck. The arrangements of the layers and colours were a good indication to any outsider what taste and what rank the lady had."