1093 Omi Chijimi Honasa (Pure Ramie) Jacket

$176.68 USD

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Fusion of Japanese and Western styles

We want to bring the Japanese traditional clothing into everyday life as something more familiar. This jacket is not only for use as a haori to go with samue, but has also been created to be stylish even with everyday clothes. We recommend this jacket for spring and summer.

Omi chijimi, produced using a 400-year-old traditional technique, is elegant, light, and cool. Please incorporate it into your outfits for going out and relaxing in comfort.

 

BACKSTITCHING WITHOUT SHOULDER STRIPPING

A kimono is cut from a single piece of cloth with scissors at the minimum necessary position and then tailored so that a single piece of cloth connects the front and back.

The making of Wasuian's jacket follows this method. Of course, it would be easier if the shoulders were sewn into small parts like in Western clothing, but this would change the silhouette of the shoulders, which is unique to traditional Japanese garments.

Also, a seam is created on the back by using a backstitch. In the olden days, Japanese people believed that the seams of the backstitching had the power to prevent evil from creeping up from behind or entering through the back. Wasuian's jacket continues this tradition.

  • 100% Ramie
  • Fabric thickness: Very thin (0.3mm)
  • Recommended season: Spring, Summer
  • Machine washable (with a net)
  • No fabric softener
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 250g (Size L)

[This Item's Fabric Sample]

Size Chart

Size M L LL
cm
inch cm inch cm inch
Top length of the Haori 73 28 1/2 78
30 1/2 83
32 1/2
Length of the
neck to the wrist
73
28 1/2 78
30 1/2 83
32 1/2

What are Haori?

Haori (羽織) is a traditional Japanese hip- or thigh-length jacket worn over a kimono. The Haori is worn for a variety of purposes, including as part of formal attire, as protection against cold and dust, and as fashionable clothing.

The Haori was originally worn by men, and its name is said to have originated from the "Jinbaori," a Haori worn over armor on the battlefield. In modern-day Japan, Haoriare worn by both men and women. Try adding a piece of Haori for a one-rank higher look.

Haori by Wasuian

In addition to the traditional haori, Wasuian offers sleeveless ponchos and samue-style garments with a double layer of warmth around the stomach.

Our Haori and Jacket are made without padding and are based on the traditional design. Designed for comfort, these fashionable Haori let you incorporate Japanese traditions into modern casual outfits. Wear one over jeans and a t-shirt, match it with your samue, or coordinate it with samue pants — the possibilities are endless!

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 haori, 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.

About Us

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.