- An antique, silk, Japanese haori, with an orchid design on ichimatsu (checkerboard) background. Fully lined. Belt in photos not included; for display purposes only. This haori is roughly 1920s - 30s
- Made and bought in Japan
- In Japan, haori are not normally worn with a sash or belt, they are worn loosely, on top of a kimono and obi, but they also look great with a belt and with western world clothing; see examples shown below this garment’s photos
- If shown with a sash, the sash is not included; for display purposes only but note that kimonos do need an obi or wide sash to hold them closed.
- May have shitsuke, which is large, white stitching put in by the Japanese to keep garment seams neat during long periods of storage, it just gets pulled out prior to wearing
- These Japanese garments should be hung out to air 4 times per year, if not worn frequently, just as the Japanese do. Hang your garment to air when you receive it too, as it will have been stored for a while.
- Type: A Japanese haori, a long jacket, with swinging sleeves, traditionally worn over a Japanese kimono
- Awase (fully lined)
Sleeve end to sleeve end: 126cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam: 61cm
Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge fit from the measurements given. Measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length. You can get a rough idea of the length and size, as most haori are roughly the same size, from the photos further down this page, below this haori’s photos, where you can see some modelled by a UK size 10 woman who is 155cm (5’ 1”) tall and about 125 cm from wrist to wrist.