1611 Ojiya Chijimi Samue
The finest summer product woven with 1,200 years of tradition.
Ojiya chijimi," renowned as the finest linen fabric, is used in a luxurious way and carefully tailored by Japanese craftsmen. The beautiful "grain" that stands out firmly is the result of the traditional "yuami" technique. The fabric is spun over a long period of time, giving it a crisp feel and a breezy freshness.
It excels in moisture absorption and quick-drying properties, and its fiber strength improves when water is passed through it, making it a reassuring ally during the summer season. Its elegant luster enhances the texture of the "grain" and gives it a rich expression.
This is a supreme summer item that has been handed down from generation to generation. Please enjoy its taste to your heart's content.
- Fabric thickness : Very Thin (0.27mm)
- Recommended season : Summer
- Machine washable (using a net)
- Fabric conditioner cannot be used
- Made in Japan
- Shipping weight :460g
What are Samue?
Samue are a type of traditional Japanese garment. While kimono are formal attire that can be challenging to wear and require various etiquette, samue consist of a jacket and pants that are easy to wear and move around in.Originating as workwear for monks engaging in daily chores, today, samue are popular garments ideal for work and casual wear. Based on functional designs that allow freedom of movement and made from lightweight and comfortable fabrics, Samue can be worn all day long.At Wasuian, we offer various colors and styles, so you're sure to find one that is perfect for you!
Wasuian's Commitment: Backstitching
Wasuian's Samue is made by the backstitching method of traditional Japanese clothing. Although it is somewhat inefficient to manufacture, our samue is sewn at the back, not on the shoulders, with the same relaxed shoulder silhouette as a kimono. Since ancient times, the back seam has been handed down "to prevent evil from entering through the back." This is a unique characteristic of traditional Japanese clothing that we wish to preserve.
Wasuian’s Commitment: The Beauty of the Collar
The collar has always been an essential part of the kimono, as is evident in the idiom "Eri Wo Tadasu" ("straighten the collar"). For our samue, we avoid placing stitches on the front of the collar by using the sophisticated drop stitching technique. It relies on the fingertips to apply the sewing machine to the edge of the collar, just 1 to 2 mm away.Our artisans carefully make every garment by hand. We strive to balance preserving the essence and techniques of traditional Japanese clothing while evolving the designs to match modern lifestyles.
Over 60 years, we became the top producer of samue (traditional workwear now popularly used as loungewear) in Japan. Our garments combine traditional techniques with modern functionality and design.