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A man's, black samue, comprising jacket and trousers. Samue were originally Buddhist monk’s work wear.
Silver embriodered Dragon in smoke on the back of the jinbei jacket and silver Japanese kanji on the front saying Dragon.
Ties at leg hems. Button and zip front on elasticated waist, plus ties. Tie closure jacket
Made and bought in Japan
Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only
Condition: New and unused
Measurements: Japanese size L Jacket Chest 96 – 114cm Sleeve end to sleeve end - 147cm Underarm to underarm (side seam to side seam) across back, laid flat, 65cm Length - 75cm
Trousers Waist 84 – 94cm Length inside leg 74cm Length top of waistband to hem 104cm Rise (crotch to top of waistband) 40cm Intended for height 175 – 185cm
Silver Dragon Black Samue - L
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