- A very rare, antique, Japanese fireman’s jacket. Woven in very heavy duty cotton, to be fire resistant, even moreso when they wet it. A collector’s item, extremely hard to come by. The pattern is done by means of kata-aizome (indigo stencilling). This one has a fireman’s metal badge on it. I think the belt lops have been added and are not an original part of the jacket but, being hand sewn, they are easily removed, if wished.
- I also have a pair of antique, fireman’s trousers and hood, which may still be available on the site
- Made and bought in Japan
Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only
Sleeve end to sleeve end 134cm
Side seam to side seam 66cm
Weight 1.4 kilo
Antique - Fireman's Jacket - Rare - A
kamishimo, comprising umanori (divided leg) hakama and kataginu. Kamishimo were worn by samurai and court men, the outfit consists of a hakama, and a sleeveless top with exaggerated shoulders (sometimes supported by bamboo strips and lined with paper) called a kataginu, which are worn over a formal kimono.