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Beautiful Bamboo Leaves Haori Kimono Jacket on wafuku.co.uk - 1
  • More photos HERE
  • A black silk, Japanese haori, with magnificent bamboo design with wonderful detail of the little flaws you find on the leaves in nature, such as one that’s been bitten and blighted by an insect. This depiction of flawed plants is known as mushi-kui,  it’s a conscious artistic choice intended to represent the transience of nature.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Type: A Japanese haori, a long jacket, with swinging sleeves, traditionally worn over a Japanese kimono
  • Awase (fully lined)


Condition:
Excellent

Measurements:
Sleeve end to sleeve end: 128cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam: 63cm
Sleeve depth 47.5cm
Length: 78cm

Sizing:
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.

Beautiful Bamboo Leaves Haori

SKU: wh839
£185.00 Regular Price
£157.25Sale 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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