- 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 tall item is a matoi, an ancient fire fighting tool, which was a tall pole with strips attached that absorbed water and, when spun back and forth, showered water over the fire. I think one side is worn when fire fighting, the other at the annual fire fighter festivals.
- Belt loops have been attached, they are old but not as old as the jacket and can easily be removed, if wished, or left on as part of the jacket’s history.
- I may 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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Extremely good – has signs of use and age but nothing that weakens it. It is in extremely good condition for such a garment.
Sleeve end to sleeve end 130cm
Side seam to side seam 62cm
Weight 1.15 kilo