Komorebi #114

€140,00

Blue hitoe bachi eri haori jacket with yoshiwara shima pattern. Its sleeves have a modern cut.

 

FIT 

Dress Length: 70 cm | 26.7"

Sleeve Length: 32 cm | 12.6"

Shoulder to Shoulder: 64 cm | 25.2"

 

MATERIAL

Exterior 100% cotton

Lining 100% cotton

 

HISTORY 

A kimono without liner is called hitoe, which means "single cloth". It is exclusively worn from June to September, the Summer season in Japan. In bachi eri, the collar is folded and sewn down to the body, extending naturally towards the erisaki (the bottom of the collar). It is called bachi eri because its shape is like bachi, the stick used to play the samisen (a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian).

Haori is a kimono jacket, quite long, with the deep kimono sleeves, traditionally worn over the kimono. A haori is not worn with an obi or any sash around it. It can be closed edge to edge with a himo, which is a pair of front ties that are fastened to the inner edge. Men's haori are usually plain on the outside, either with or without mon, but often have very decorative linings hidden inside.

Shima means "stripe" and this is a pattern that was imported from an island outside of Japan. It is said that this pattern was often worn by upper-class aristocrats. The chain-link shima pattern is known as yoshiwara shima, referring to the town where the pattern came from. Yoshiwara shima symbolizes how the town draws you in and holds you, like chains. It has also been described to be the chains linking a community together.

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