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Kimono Tutorial - Hairstyles Special by Hanami-Mai Kimono Tutorial - Hairstyles Special by Hanami-Mai
The next part of my tutorial would cover informal kimono, but I was asked by :iconspring-sky: about the differences between traditional japanese and chinese hairstyles. So I decided to make this little tutorial special! I hope it's somewhat useful, Spring-Sky! :aww:

My knowledge on nihongami is basic, and on chinese and korean tradition, even smaller... So this tutorial has a far from deep approach. It aims to be a simple "quick guide" for begginers to start telling apart japanese typical hairstyles from these two other countries'. As usual, for a more detailed knowledge (and if you really want to draw something accurate), please research more about the kind of hairstyle you have in mind. :)

...If you want to know more on the subjects of this tutorial:

:star: As usual, I strongly reccomend the Kyoto Costume Museum site for reference on japanese historical fashion (and hairstyles): www.iz2.or.jp/english/index.ht…
:star: For traditional japanese hairstyles in detail, please see these amazing nihongami drawing tutorials by ~ShotaKotake : www.deviantart.com/?q=nihongam…
:star: For some info and drawings of chinese hairstyles in this tutorial I referenced these wonderfull tutorials by ~lilsuika : www.deviantart.com/art/Evoluti… lilsuika.deviantart.com/art/Po…
:star: And last but far from least, this blog shows an amazing compilation of info (and photos!) of korean Joseon dynasty hairstyles, hats and ornaments for women and men: thetalkingcupboard.wordpress.c…

Please forgive me for any mistakes! This topic is not my strongest point! ^^;
Any corrections, please feel free to tell me!


My other Kimono Tutorials:
        

...On the next part, back to the main topic: Informal Kimono. ^^
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Kimono Tutorial - Hairstyles Special by *Hanami-Mai One of several well researched and well presented tutorials, don't forget to check out the others in the series! ( Featured by Elandria )
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
This is a beautiful collation of work!
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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:iconthedevilreborn:
TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Your so welcome! Happy Holidays! :)
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TheTimeTraveler Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
This is pretty neat! :) Very interesting indeed. Thanks for this information as I am a fan of Japan and it's culture.
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're wellcome! And thank you!
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TheTimeTraveler Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
No problemo.
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
I love the reconstructed hairstyles, great job!
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
No problem!
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uekiOdiny Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Uau Amei seu tutorial!
É sempre bom ver brasileiro aqui Joker, where are you?! Hide and seek 
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uekiOdiny Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Uau Amei seu tutorial!
É sempre bom ver brasileiro aqui Joker, where are you?! Hide and seek 
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Muito obrigada! Fico feliz que tenha gostado!
E obrigada pelo watch! ^^
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uekiOdiny Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada :XD:

Também fico feliz que tenha uma arte tão linda! :D
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Obrigada!
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uekiOdiny Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada.
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Suigitouhime1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
i find this use especially if people want to write an asian historical piece
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Suigitouhime1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
your welcome
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have a question about the nihongami style... I don't think I've ever seen anyone wear a hairpin in the front of their head. Are you sure you're not seeing things wrong?
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello. Yes, I'm sure. ^^
Today's nihongami wearers - mostly geisha and maiko - don't wear hairpins on the front section of the hair, you're right. :nod:
But in earlier times, there were many other kinds of nihongami besides the ones geisha and maiko wear, and some of them featured kanzashi in the front. Here are some examples:

www.pinterest.com/pin/55584277…   www.pinterest.com/pin/55584277…  
www.pinterest.com/pin/55584277…   www.pinterest.com/pin/55584277…

Oiran hairstyle is particularly filled with front (and back) kanzashi, as seen in this antique photo:  www.pinterest.com/pin/23193544…

These nihongami tutorials (which were one of my info sources for this tutorial) feature some nihongami types with hairpins in front:

Nihongami Tutorial 8 by ShotaKotake  Nihongami Tutorial 7 by ShotaKotake  Nihongami Tutorial 11 by ShotaKotake

I hope I answered your doubt. ^^
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh, the one I meant is the one wearing just one hairpin in front. I don't have problems with the ones wearing lots of hairpins.

The tutorial you linked only shows One nihongami style with one hairpin. You had many of them, so that is why I have doubt. The one hairpin in front doesn't seem to be a popular style, but you drew it multiple times ^^;
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that is because, since I intended this to be a very basical tutorial, I didn't really draw each nihongami in a super specific manner (with the precise kanzashi amount, size or angle). Just tried to give an overall notion of the nihongami look in comparision to other countrie's styles. - That's why I also put links to more precise resources, like the ones I sent you, that portray each style with specific kanzashi, multiple views, proper name, etc.

So, please just pretend my model didn't have enought money to buy two kanzahi for her front section hair. ;)
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AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:D:D
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Charanty Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Really useful!  Thanks you!
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're wellcome!
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ImthenD Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing Love in the Air 
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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CASANDRAGUIMAUVE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
WOWWW I love it <3
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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CASANDRAGUIMAUVE Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Welcome :D
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sandtree Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Oh, I read about hair during the Heian period. Sometimes it used to be longer than the "owner" of the hair was tall- must have been a pain to take care of.


All of the chinese hair and some of the korean and the "top bun for women" were featured in Avatar the last Airbender"
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Washing it would sure be a nightmare... O.o

Ah, yes, ATLA is heavily inspired in chinese - and a bit of korean - traditional style for clothes, hair, buildings, etc... I really like how the series uses these visual elements to create a beautiful, detailed "world". ^^
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sandtree Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Yes, and drying it would take like a day.
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Trying2FanFiction Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome :heart:
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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innocent-rebel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely wonderful and incredibly helpful. Thank you so much for putting this together and congrats on your DD. :D
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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cerae28 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very amazing tutorials! Thanks so much :love:
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're most wellcome, and thank you! :aww:
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SinfulHime Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Congrats on the DD! 
btw a lot of the hairstyles remind me of inuyasha x'D
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
And yes, Inuyasha is a quite accurate anime when it comes to period characterization (you just have to ignore Sango's absurd taijiya outfit, lol)... The hairstyles we see there are very typical from that time, specially for the samurai and peasant "extras". It's very pleasant to my eye, personally (another reason for me to love that series! :heart: ).
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Vanzkie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student
Congrats on the DD :)
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
I'm really happy and surprised!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconhanami-mai:
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Wonderful tips as always :nod: Thanks :thumbsup:
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're wellcome! And thanks! ^^
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crazy-aika Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have seen really wonderful resource! Is amazing!
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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