Human hair wigs in the western society have been popular for many years. But do you know ? In the eastern society there are also wigs, but they were not called wigs at first. Among Asian countries, China, Japan and Korea are the most outstanding representatives. People in these three countries have been wearing human hair wigs since the ancient times. And their wigs have different styles, which were changed as the time went by. Next we will introduce relevant information detailedly. Let’s start our exploration together.
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Wigs in China
In China, wearing human hair wigs started from the Spring and Autumn period. Bi and Di were original names of traditional Chinese wigs. And there were three styles of wigs in ancient China: Fu, Bian and Ci. At first, wigs were only limited within noble women in important ceremonies. Although there were different dynasties in China, the preference of wigs remained unchanged. People all liked high wigs. It was said that in the southeast of ancient China, an unmarried woman wore a wig which was two feet high.
Wigs in Japan
In Japan, the upper class people started to wear wigs before the Nara period. At the very beginning, human hair wigs were limited within stage performance. Later, people began to wear wigs in their daily life. What made them different from Chinese and Korean people was that they cut off their own hair for making their wigs. But after Showa, fewer and fewer people wore wigs because traditional Japanese hair styles were out of spotlight gradually. The reason why people wanted to wear wigs included personal adornment and religious belief.
Wigs in Korea
In Korea, gache was the original name of wigs. They had been popular for a short time and were banned in 1788 by King Jeongjo of Joseon because they were believed to be contrary to Confucian values. Despite that, gache had experienced its prime. They were viewed as expensive adornments which could only be worn by nobel women. And they were decorated with silk, gold, jade and other valuable accessories, which increased their weight greatly.
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