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Okuchi: Red ground with swirling water-and-shell motif with flowers
Hangire: Purple ground with gold lozenge and arrow-wheel motif

White okuchi are often used for male roles such as young gods or noblemen, while female roles that require okuchi often use colored ones, especially red ones.

Hangire are very similar to okuchi in design, but unlike okuchi, which are woven into very stiff fabric, they have brocade on both front and back with intricate designs and mostly used for male roles such as deities, demons, goblins, and the ghosts of warriors.

Outer Robes (Karaori)
Outer Robes(Choken)/Main Robes (Atsuita)
Main Robes (Nuihaku・Surihaku)
Trousers (Hakama)
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