- An antique, meisen silk haori, in a beautiful slightly shaded brown colour.
- Meisen silk is similar to taffeta, with a slight rustle as it rubs together, Meisen makes the garment hold its shape well and this one feels lovely.
Sleeve end to sleeve end 128cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 62cm
Sleeve depth 43cm
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.
Haori kimono jacket Awashe (fully lined). Lined, on the lower half, in the same silk as the outside and, on the upper half, in lighter, lining silk
From the 1900s. This would have been very expensive, so was extremely well cared for and is in beautiful condition. You’d never guess its age. Vintage meisen kimonos and haori have recently become popular with young Japanese. 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; see examples shown below this garment’s photos 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.
An extra long haori, as was popular when this was made.
Beautiful Long Meisen Haori
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 puchase.