c. 1910

Around 1897, hakama, loose-fitting trousersórevived from an earlier periodówere modified into a skirt worn over kimono and adopted by students and teachers alike as a symbol of female education. This student wears her kimono sleeves short to make it easier to exercise. Long gloves like these, which are fingerless and ornamented with glass beads, were worn at the beginning of the Taisho era.