Nihongami literally translates to japanese hair and covers the various hairstyles from the kofun period 250 538 to the early showa period 1926 1989. Nihongami is the term used for a number of traditional japanese hairstyles considered to be distinctive in their design shape and societal role.
Japanese hairstyles through the ages.
Traditional japanese hairstyle. Japanese hairstyles for the samurai the chonmage is a top knot bun which was worn by great samurai warriors in feudal period japan. Chonmage is the traditional japanese hairstyles for males. During the early 7th century c e japanese noblewomen wore their hair very high and boxy at the front with a sickle shaped ponytail at the back sometimes called hair bound with a red string this hairstyle known as kepatsu was inspired by chinese fashions of the era.
First start with a high ponytail atop the head. Next split the hair into two segments and form each into a loop then wrap the ends around the base of the ponytail. At the top corner of the head the remaining hair will be oiled and tied.
The kepatsu is one of the most traditional japanese hairstyles in which the noble women would dress their best for occasions. The hair below this typically forms a long loop and is also drawn into the topknot. The traditional form of the chonmage involves a clean shaven head on the sides and top.
Shimada 島田 during the edo period this was a hairstyle commonly worn by girls in their late teens. It was by this hairstyle that a woman s class would be judged and respected. Traditionally the basic shape of any nihongami hairstyle features two wings at the side of the head that partially stick out and curve towards the back which typically features a topknot or ponytail.
The illustration depicts this style. Long layered hair with bangs is one of the most common looks for japanese women. The long side hair runs from the back of the head to the front of the head.
Traditional japanese hairstyles for women include. This chonmage was done by shaving the upper hair clean. Then the side hair left to grow long then it is done well to make it slicky.
Kikoo is a hair accessory inspired by the traditional japanese hair comb called kanzashi. Most styles of nihongami are hardened and shaped with wax known. The hairstyle till date has been prevalent in japan only with minute tweaks.
There is also the fancy updo which is worn for special occasions and events. Updo s consist of a simple high bun which makes a woman look efficient and smart. You can approximate a style of shen yun s fairy dancers with a simple twin looped hairstyle.
Hair is gathered together at the crown of the head and a small part of of the bun is sectioned to point outwards. We take a look at how nihongami has evolved and been shaped by cultural changes throughout the history of japan. Fabricated by 3d printing technologies in white nylon plastic the design is composed of multiple chrysanthemum flowers which is a popular motif in traditional japanese kimonos ceramics and other crafts.
For long hair popular styles also include the braided ponytail and the side braided hair.