Vintage & Antique Japanese Kimonos & Collectables


     1 | 2 [Next]

*Beautiful Wisteria Fukuro Obi

# of59

*Gosho Guruma Fukuro Obi

# of55

*Picture Books Fukuro Obi

# of58

A Reversible Fukuro Obi

# of51

Bamboo & Phoenix Maru Obi

# om36

Bamboo on Silver Fukuro Obi

# of27

Beautiful Birds Maru Obi

# om16

Beautiful Boats Maru Obi

# om22

Birds - Rare Chuuya Obi

# omc3

Boat - Chuuya Obi

# omc6

Bright Cranes Maru Obi

# om21

Chuuya Obi - Rare Collectible

# omc4

Cottage Scene Chuuya Obi

# omc7

Cranes & Gold Maru Obi

# om14

Cranes & Mums Maru Obi

# om33

Cranes Maru Obi

# om34

Cranes Meiji Maru Obi

# om30

Cream Ro Chuuya Obi

# omc8

Delightful Ribbon Flower Silver Obi

# of53

Dramatic Red Fukuro Obi

# of26

Drums Pines & Kumodori Maru Obi

# om31

Fans Design Maru Obi

# om13

Fiery Silk Fukuro Obi

# of22

Floral Fukuro Obi

# of48

Floral Roundels Gold Fukuro Obi

# of39

Glinting Winter Forest Fukuro Obi

# of30

Glorious Meiji Maru Obi

# om28

Gold & Green Fukuro Obi

# of23

Gold Swirls Orange Fukuro Obi

# of8

Golden Red Fukuro Obi

# on59

Golden Scenes Fukuro Obi

# of45

Golden Sprays Fukuro Obi

# on57

Goshodoki Maru Obi

# om7

Green Maru Wedding Obi

# om18

Heian Nobles Rare Obi

# of11

Houseboat & Flowers Maru Obi

# om5

Hydrangea Fukuro Obi

# of43

Japanese Temple & Peacock Maru Obi

# om35

Kanji Reversible Fukuro Obi

# of12

Kiku & Kiri Fukuro Obi

# of33

1 | 2 [Next]

The icons below indicate that the item was added in the last
week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks

wafuku - noun: traditional Japanese clothing

Japanese Haori Kimono Jackets - The Stylish, Japanese, Easy-Wear Option

Japan's Secret Treasure

A haori kimono jacket is an exquisite, easy to wear, traditional Japanese jacket that looks wonderful worn either casually with jeans or dressed up with evening wear. It's a long Japanese jacket, with deep, kimono style, swinging sleeves; always in lovely fabrics, often with lavish designs on the back. Men's haori have the sleeves attached most of the way down the body, like their kimonos do, and tend to be plainer on the outside than women's ones but men's often have exquisite designs on the lining. Haori kimono jackets, unlike kimonos, do not need a sash or obi; they are either worn open or loosely fastened at centre front with a himo tie but, although the Japanese don't wear them with a sash, they also look fabulous cinched in at the waist with a belt. Haori kimono jackets mix perfectly with western world style clothing, so are a great way of adding that touch of Japan to your wardrobe.

Haoris seem to be a well kept Japanese secret. We, over here in the West, all know about their lovely kimonos but few have ever even heard of haoris and it was long after I started my kimono collecting that I discovered these jackets that the Japanese sometimes wear on top of their kimonos.

I was focused only on kimonos, but eventually I bought a haori, just to see what it was like. From then on I was hooked. I love that I can now wear something so clearly Japanese with my everyday type clothing, something that's very striking and so different from what I see other people wearing. I think of them as one of Japan's secret treasures.

* Visit the
Women's Haori section of my site*

* Visit the
Men's Haori section of my site*

* See lots of versatile haori being modelled, on my Featured Blog Page:
Haoris Galore - stylish haori kimono jackets being modelled *

A-Z Index of Pages

Also see my Wafuku Blog

Shopping Cart Is Empty

© 2019 C Oldham - Wafuku -

Also see my Wafuku Blog

A wide selection of women's kimono, men's kimono, geisha kimono, children's kimono, haori kimono jackets, furisode, tsugesake, homongi, tomesode, michiyuki, hanjuban, hadajuban, date jime, hanhaba obi, fukuro obi, nagoya obi, heko obi, kaku obi, obiage, obijime, shigoki, makura, obi ita, obidome, han eri, tsuke pre-tied obi, kimono accessories, shungaa Japanese erotic art, sumo items, sake items, hakama, hikizuri, uchikake, kakeshita, kataginu, kamishimo, geta, zori, kazanshi, kougai, tatou shi, fans, Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, Byobou, netsuke, susohiki, hanten, yukata, hanjuban, kaku, heko, Buddhist & Shinto items, Japanese art, Japanese textiles, kokeshi, hina, hime, ronin & other dolls, tabi, fukusa, furoshiki, Japanese woodblock prints, scrolls, uchishiki, Buddhist kesa, Buddhist monk's Houe, noren, sumie, himo, jinbei, samue, kinran fabrics, Hokusai's Great Wave textile art, etc. plus pages of kimono information and a glossary of Japanese terms. A mix of Japanese clothing ideal for interior home display, lounging, cosplay as well as everyday wear. The place for genuine Japanese kimonos