does anybody know the real names of these clothing items? or if they don't have a specific name, what kind of situations they would be worn in? they're all items that look like they probably have some cultural significance. I'm working on drawing all of the villagers and for some of them I think they would look best in one of these items, but I want to be able to research them first so I don't have a drawing where the way I draw them is a complete mismatch with the outfit (plus knowing the purpose of the outfit can help inspire posing and stuff)
Hey there! I did some searching for your first item, the ancient belted robe. According to Nookipedia, the ancient belted robe is called gunshinofuku in Japanese. If you translate the Hiragana form of the word using Google Translate, it autocorrects it to the Kanji form of the word. This translates to "military uniform clothes". In addition, the Spanish translation for the term on Nookipedia is atuendo gestión imperial, which is kind of confusing, but also seems to mean imperial uniform.
Based on this quick search, it seems that the ancient belted robe is alluding to a uniform worn by past imperial military. Judging from its royal appearance, it's definitely not the kind of uniform you'd find on the common foot-soldier.
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oh that's good to hear because I went ahead and drew him in it anyway I didn't want to fall behind schedule for my drawings. it sounds like it suits him well, since some of the wikis say that Genji can translate to military geek in japanese
I tried my best to do my own research by image searching things like "ancient asian robes" and digging into the sources for images that looked similar to the item, but a lot of them were online listings for "cosplay" or "costumes" so I didn't really feel too confident on what I could find (which wasn't much to begin with)
Hello! I play the Japanese version, and the Japanese name for the Ancient Sashed Robe is Kanpuku. I'm not an expert on ancient clothing, but from the limited research I did, Kanpuku seems to refer to Hanfu, which is traditional Han Chinese clothing. The name of this item in the (Traditional) Chinese version is written out in Traditional Chinese using the same characters as the Japanese would if written using Kanji instead of Hiragana. (Sorry, the site won't let me use Japanese or Chinese characters!)
The Japanese name for Ancient Belted Robe is Gunshinofuku as Kaleidostar said. Like the above, the Traditional Chinese version of the game uses the same characters as the Japanese would if written in Kanji, minus the "no" in the middle. I think Gunshinofuku is related to Kanpuku/Hanfu. If you look up the German names for these two items, the Ancient Belted Robe is called Herren-Hanfu and the Ancient Sashed Robe, Damen-Hanfu, which leads me to believe they're related to each other with the first being considered men's clothing and the second women's clothing, each considered a type of Hanfu?
Again, I'm not an expert, but I hope that helps a little! Don't know about the others, sorry!
^that definitely helps a lot! the ancient sashed robe is so pretty and I'll probably want to put it on a villager eventually so it's good to have a starting point! I don't know who will wear it, but I'm sure someone will eventually since I'm only 1/10th of the way through the villagers so far
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