- An uchiwa (face padding) and tare. Cotton and leather. Some wear on the leather.
- Made and bought in Japan
- More photos HERE
Excellent – some wear on leather.
length 23.5 cm
width 15 cm
length 31 cm x width 63 cm
waist band girth about 210 cm
Uchiwa & Tare for Kendo
- Jinbei jacket: A loose, Japanese jacket that looks great with western world style clothing
- Fastening: Has side ties, inside and out.
- 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. Hang up your kimono for a few hours prior to wearing to remove fold creases. 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, hanten and jinbei can, of course, be worn but also make a wonderful display items and require less space to display than a kimono.
- Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing traditional Japanese garments. I would advise only dry cleaning for silk ones and for some cotton, wool or synthetic ones and any certainly for any crepe or shibori fabrics. Some synthetic or cotton kimonos can be gently hand washed but the dyes can run even in some of those, so consider that before washing. If it is washable, hand wash only
- Colour: Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only