Blue hitoe bachi eri haori jacket with shokko pattern.
Dress Length: 62 cm | 24.4"
Sleeve Length: 32 cm | 12.6"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 60 cm | 23.6"
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.
The shokko pattern comes from a pattern woven in the Shu Dynasty of China and is based on the octagon. In China, “8” is considered the luckiest number.