Vintage & Antique Japanese Kimonos & Collectables


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Lines of Leaves Haori

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Long Stemmed Flowers Haori

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Mauve Leafy Weave Haori

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Meisen Silk Long Haori

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Metallic Komainu Dog-Lions Haori

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Metallic Leaves & Butterfly Mon Haori

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Minogame Green Haori

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Mountain Scenes Haori

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Mountian & Forest Haori

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Multi-Coloured Shibori Haori

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Multicoloured Shibori Haori

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Muted Pink Haori

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Naive Scenery Haori

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Nobles on Black

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Noh Characters Haori Jacket

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Orchid Sprays Haori

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Orchids Galore Haori

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Orchids Silk Haori

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Painterly Leaves Haori

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Pastel Art Leaves Haori

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Peacock & Flowers Haori

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Peacock Pair Haori

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Peacocks Yellow Haori

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Pearly Pink & Silver Flowers

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Pheasant Black Haori

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Pine Fronds Silk Haori

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Pink & Black Silk Haori

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Pink Hitotsu Mon

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Pink Shippou Weave Haori

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Poppies Yuzen Haori

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Procession on Pink Haori

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Purple & White Print Haori

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Purple All Shibori Haori

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Purple Shibori Haori

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Quaint Urushi Scenery Haori

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Rangiku Haori

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Rare - Wedding Procession

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Rectangles Meisen long Haori

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Red & White Silk Shibori Haori

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Red Full Shibori Haori

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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.

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