Welcome to Heian Haven. I’m Dawn.

This blog is dedicated to the history, clothing and culture of Heian Era Japan – it’s a haven for my special interests and pet research projects. A place where I can share what I learn and what I make with the world. I’m a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism where I portray a Heian noblewoman, Sugawara no Naeme. The garments and items I create are to enhance my interpretation.

In the world outside this blog I’m a theater professional and accomplished home chef. I fight anxiety and other challenges, sometimes with a sense of humor.