Saionji no Hana holds junior fourth rank in the court of the Son of Heaven, Hisahito-tenno, eighty-ninth Emperor of Japan, at whose behest she
represents the people of his Empire and observes the ways of the people of the 
West Kingdom and other parts of the so called Known World.
She is an accomplished poet and seamstress and dreams of returning to the gardens and palaces of The Storied Capital. 
Who were the Saionji?

Saionji Shonagon currently resides in the quaintly redundant Province of the Mists in the Principality of the Mists less than a day's pilgrimage on
foot from the birthplace of SCA civilization. She has been a cosmopolitan citizen of the Known World since 1995, with ties to the East Kingdom
and friends pretty much everywhere else, thanks to the non-medieval miracle that is the Internet. She was elevated to the Order of the Laurel
in 2012 for her research into the arts and history of medieval Japan.

Clothing and accessories:

Kosode Made Simple
A Brown Study: Tosenin's Kosode
An Informal Court Costume of Medieval Japan
Karaginu Mo: Formal Court Costume of Medieval Japan
A Nara Period Outfit
Samurai For The SCA Guy and Gal: A photo gallery
Doing Rapier In Japanese Style
Faking It: getting the look of Japanese textiles with stenciling or block printing
Hiogi: A Ceremonial Fan
Kake-mamori - a traveler's amulet case
Wimples and Zukin  by guest author Ki no Kotori.
Clothing glossary - women
Clothing glossary - men
Textile embellishment glossary

Accoutrements for home and camp:

The House of the Cheerful Monkeys - turning a wedge tent into a rustic Japanese pavilion
Kaga Chochin: creating a plausibly period Japanese lantern
The Gourd Canteen
Sugoroku table: an easy six-board chest for the carpentry impaired
Honor, Harmony, Knowledge: a hanging scroll in Yamato-e style

History, poetry and other writings:

Japan and the Europeans: the Christian Century (1543 -1641)

Heian Poetry Jam: The Poetic and Social History of Waka
Emaki: the illuminated manuscripts of medieval Japan
Japanese Art Resources for the SCA Scribe
So you want to be Japanese in the SCA
The editorial musings on a variety of subjects by She Who Sucks Least
The Japanese Thing: A Reasoned Response
Things They Never Told Me (Humor)
Taiko: speculation about early performance practice on Japanese drums and Practice taiko made from hardware store supplies.
An Inquisitive Monkey at West Kingdom Court: Things To Do At Your First Event
Kasutera, a 16th century recipe
Poetry Portal
Confessions of a Timeline Surfer


Online Resources for the Japanese Re-enactor and A Bibliography from Saionji's Library

Jehanne de Wodeford 
is a 13th century Anglo Norman woman from a manor in Wiltshire, England.  Some of her writings on SCA subjects appear below.
An Argument for Authenticity

The Bard Thing: A rant
Clothing Photo Gallery
How to throw rocks really far: the fustibalus
The Sideless Surcote
Original Poetry by Jehanne
Thoughts On Persona

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