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Antique Purple with Tachibana
  • A beautiful, soft, rinzu silk, antique haori; extra long, with extra deep sleeves. The length and the soft silk were very popular in the first quarter of the 20th century. It has a butterfly mon (crest). Some of the tachibana design is woven in urushi (Japanese lacquer) covered silk thread, some of it is velvet. The fabric has flower lozenge pattern woven into it.
  • Any large white stitches on this haori are just shitsuke (large, loose, white, basting stitches). The Japanese put these in to keep the edges neat during storage; they are easy to remove and just get pulled out before wearing
  • 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


  • A Japanese haori, a long jacket, with swinging sleeves, traditionally worn over a Japanese kimono
  • Hitotsu mon. Garments with mon (crests) are divided into three types: itsutsu-mon (5 mon), mitsu-mon (3 mon) and hitotsu-mon (1 mon). The more mon it has, the more formal the occasion it may be worn at
  • Awahe (fully lined)
  • Silk


Sleeve end to sleeve end: 135cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam: 67cm
Length: 90cm
Weight about 0.75 kilo

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 Purple with Tachibana

SKU: wh759
£146.00 Regular Price
£124.10Sale 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.

    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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