1101 Cotton Shijira Design Samue

$176.74 USD


Design samue for spring and summer that gives a casual but fresh feel

Why don't you go out in a stylish samue from spring to summer?
This design samue combines a plain Shijira-ori cotton fabric with a shijira-ori striped fabric for half of the jacket.

Shijira-ori is a weaving technique that dares to make the fabric uneven, and the unevenness reduces the areas in contact with the skin, making the garment feel cool and comfortable. Although made of 100% cotton, shijira-ori is thin and suitable for wearing from spring to summer.

The good texture of the old-fashioned samue of shijira-ori and the casual yet quaint and simple design make it good for wearing as loungewear as well as for going out to festivals and other events. It was created with the theme of modern Japanese life with a Japanese feel for every one.
  • 100% Cotton
  • Fabric thickness: Very thin (0.47mm)
  • Recommended season: Spring, Summer
  • Machine washable (with a net)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 530g


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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.