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Antique Ichimatsu Haori
  • A wonderful, silk, antique, Japanese haori, with ichimatsu design and sakura and kiku (cherry blossom and chrysanthemums). The silk is particularly sofr=t and supple. A very high quality haori. Like most of my haori, it is entirely hand tailored and has hidden seams.
  • Ichimatsu design is checkerboard design, which got its name from the kabuki actor named Ichimatsu, who's 'trademark' was checkerboard clothing. Being an older style, it is extra long, as used to be the fashion and has the particularly soft, supple silk that was fashionable at the time. The silk lining has a sweet pattern of kanzashi (decorative hairpins) and combs
  • Fully lined.
  • **Belt in photos not included; for display purposes only.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Awase (fully lined)


Sleeve end to sleeve end: 126cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam: 62cm
Sleeve depth 48cm
Length: 105cm

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.

Antique Ichimatsu Haori

SKU: wh807
£235.00 Regular Price
£199.75Sale Price
  • Japanese haori; a long kimono jacket, with swinging kimono sleeves. Traditionally worn loose over kimono and obi, fastened with a front tie (haori himo) on centre front edge, but also lovely worn with contemporary clothing, such as jeans, skirts and dresses, either worn loose or cinched in with a belt or sash. So beautifully made, with hidden raw edges, that they can even be worn inside out, with the often beautifully decorative upper lining on show.

    Haori are loose, long, boxy jackets, and flexible in size. They also tend to vary very little in size from one to another. Many older ones are especially long and could even be worn as wrap dresses.

    Much more haori infornation can be found in the Kimono Information section of the website (page 13, "Haori Kimono Jackets - Japan's Secret Treasure"). Worth a read prior to purchase.

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