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“Chonmage” or “Topknot” is famous as a samurai hairstyle. Nowadays, it has become familiar with long ago dramas, and it is a hairstyle that can be seen in sumo wrestling. In this article, we will introduce kinds of topknot.

Kinds of Topknot

丁髷(Chonmage)

Topknot

A hairstyle for old people in the Edo period. The hair on the top of the head is shaved from the front of the head, and the rest of the hair is trimmed. In addition, it was also called (Chonmage) because of its short hair.

総髪(Sohatsu)

Sohatsu

A hair style that resembles the bud of an arrowhead plant in that the hair is bundled at the back of the head and worn in a short hanging ponytail.

茶筅髪(Chasengami)

Chasengami

A hairstyle popular from the Muromachi period to the early Edo period. It is characterized by shaving and bundling the hair with a string called Moto Yui in the back and scattering the hair tip to make it like a teacup. Because it was a wacky hairstyle, it was popular among Kabuki. It is famous hair like Oda Nobunaga.

銀杏髷(Ichomage)

Ichomage

The most common hairstyle in the Edo period. This ichomage was the sign of a grand champion, the highest level of achievement in the world of sumo.

本多髷(Hondamage)

Hondamage

Hairstyles popular in the Edo period and early Meiji period. The mainstream of the male hairstyle.

撥鬢(Bachibin)

Bachibin

A hairstyle popular in the middle of the Edo period. It is characterized by shaving the left and right sides of the head like a shamisen repellant and was spread among people in town.

Last

There are many kinds of topknot, and people of that time were enjoying fashion with every hairstyle. Hairstyles are important as a part of fashion now and in the past!