- 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) and this one is reversible. The little birds are plovers. I think one side is worn when fire fighting, the other at the annual fire fighter festivals.
- 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
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Sleeve end to sleeve end 134cm
Side seam to side seam 68cm
Weight 1.6 kilo
Antique Reversible Fireman's Jacket 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.