1603 Omi Chijimi Ramie Jinbei

$239.59 USD

This summer jinbei is made with 100% "ramie" fabric.

Ramie fiber has been a favorite material in Asia, including Japan. It has the highest strength of any natural fiber and a silk-like luster. Far more absorbent than cotton, ramie fabric is breathable, making it a comfortable garment in humid summers. It has a light, comfortable texture that stays comfortable even when sweating.

The weaving process of ramie is susceptible to dryness and requires a humid climate for its production. Therefore, Japan's warm and humid weather is ideal for ramie fabrics.
This jinbei is made of "Omi chijimi" which is known as the finest ramie fabric in Japan. It is woven in Omi (Shiga Prefecture), a region around Lake Biwa, using a technique with a 400-year tradition.

The unique uneven shape is created by rubbing the fabric with a unique finishing technique in Japan. The fine wrinkles on the fabric reduce the area in contact with the skin, resulting in a cool and comfortable fit. Since the stiff characteristic of ramie fabric is softened by this special technique, it is so soft to the touch that you will want to keep touching it. The jinbei is handmade in the traditional way by skilled artisans, expertly stitching the sleeves are to the side with thin strings. This luxury item also makes a great gift.

Enjoy summer in this cool, chic, and comfortable jinbei.
  • 100% Ramie
  • Fabric thickness: very thin (0.3mm)
  • Recommended season: Summer
  • Machine washable (with a net)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 875g

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What Are Jinbei?

Looking for a unique and stylish way to stay cool in the summer heat? Made of lightweight and breathable materials, our traditional Japanese wear, Jinbei, is the perfect solution for hot summer days.

Each Jinbei consists of a yukata-like jacket and knee-length pants. Originally, they were worn at Japanese summer festivals in place of yukata. These days, they are popularly worn at home as loungewear or nightwear.

With various colors and designs to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect jinbei to match your style.

Jinbei by Wasuian

Founded in Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture, a city renowned for its textile industry, Wasuian initially manufactured haori and obi. We are the No. 1 Japanese jinbei manufacturer, from making them at our own factory to direct sales. Combining traditional techniques with functionality and design suited to the modern age, our artisans work hard to make each garment in a proper working environment.

Our jinbei are available with hand-knitted octopus thread on the sides or custom-made torsion lace dyed to match the fabric's color. The silhouettes are simple yet elegant with the original Japanese kimono silhouette.

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"). In our jinbei, 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. This is possible only at Wasuian, where artisans carefully make every piece by hand.

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.