1095 Omi Chijimi Honasa (Pure Ramie) Samue

$273.82 USD


400 years of tradition and technique. The rich skin of Ramie Cloth like Silk.

Omi chijimi is renowned as the finest ramie fabric. The technique has been passed down from generation to generation to soften the notable stiffness of ramie, and the fabric has an excellent touch that makes you want to touch it forever.

Its firmness prevents you from feeling sticky due to perspiration, yet it is soft and light. The cool ramie fibers enhance the texture, which has been called "Jofu," and has been compared to silk since ancient times.

Enjoy a chic and comfortable summer in this samue which shows a keen attention to detail.

  • 100% Ramie
  • Fabric thickness: very thin (0.3mm)
  • Recommended season: Summer
  • Machine washable (with a net)
  • Fabric softener cannot be used
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 790g

Fabrics We Use to Make Traditional Japanese Samue

How to care for Samue & Jinbei

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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.

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.