Originally "kariginu" was private dress. The silk garment was a dress worn when going hunting, and since it was clothes made from cloth, it was called "hoi" (=cloth wear).

It became the secret dress of the Dojo house with progress of a time.
Then, the silk twill and gauze came to be used for the full dress of the court officials ranked less than the 6th, called "jige (=underground)."

The features of "kariginu" are: 1 width by body, the both sides open, a part of back of the sleeve is attached to the body and the string of "sode-kukuri" is attached to the sleeve

"Kariginu" is used as Shinto priest's dress now.

It is worn with "eboshi"" sashinuki (=divided skit) and "hitoe" at a formal place.