- A navy & white Shijira-ori weave, Japanese jinbei, comprising jacket and long shorts.
- This one is an airy weave of 85% cotton and 15% linen. Shijira-ori" is a kind of weave, with what the Japanese call "an elegant ruggedness on the surface". It said that by wearing shijira-ori jinbei, you can feel 2-3° Celsius cooler.
- Jacket has side ties, inside and out (called tako ito), Shorts have an elasticated waist and a zip
- Only hand washing is advised
- Made and bought in Japan
Excellent - new & unused
Chest : 88-96cm
Waist 84 - 94cm
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.
copy of Jinbei - Stripes - Dark Navy - M
- Happi: a light jacket, popular in summer in Japan, usually worn to summer festivals Hitoe (unlined), as is standard with happi coats.
- Fastening: Happi do not overlap at the front and are not worn with an obi/sash.
- Storage: The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have large, white stitching (shitsuke) round the edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment.
- They should also be hung out to air 4 times per year, if not worn frequently. Hang your garment to air for a day or so immediately after purchase too, as it will have been stored for a while.
- Cedarwood or lavender essential oil keeps moths away, don't get it on the fabric, apply near it, on the box, wrapper, drawer etc or on a tissue.
- Uses: Happi can, of course, be worn but also make a wonderful display items and require less space to display than a kimono.
- Length: Happi are fairly long jackets, most are from upper thigh to mid thigh length. Check length above then measure from base of back of your neck down to judge length on you
- Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing traditional Japanese garments. I would advise only dry cleaning
- Colour: Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only