2011 Enshu Indigo-dyed Samue

¥42,000 JPY


“Japan Blue" yarn-dyed in Enshu. Enjoy wearing this historical look.

Enshu, located in the western part of present-day Shizuoka Prefecture, is a textile production area where cotton fabrics have flourished since ancient times. The yarn-dyeing technique, in which the yarn is dyed from the thread stage, is used to create a natural dark indigo blue fabric.

The moderate thickness of the fabric makes it suitable for three seasons. You can enjoy the changing colors of indigo dyeing to your heart's content in this samue. You can enjoy the pleasure of making your own unique samue as you continue to care for it.

We hope you will experience the taste of this unique item for yourself.
  • 100% Cotton
  • Fabric thickness: Middle (0.47mm)
  • Recommended season: Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Hand wash (Please wash alone as it will transfer dye)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 685g
  • Jacket: One left front pocket.
  • Pants: Front waist strings, elasticized waist back, a front button with a zipper, pockets at the sides, hem strings

This item is dyed with indigo, so the dye will transfer to other fabrics when washed. Please hand-wash or rinse with cold water and wash it by itself. Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water, wring out lightly, and hang to dry in the shade.

Please note that there is a possibility of dye transfer due to friction, etc. when worn over white or light-colored garments. If the item is washed once after purchase, the top color will fade and the color will be less likely to transfer.

If the fabric is exposed to direct sunlight for an extended period, it may become sun damaged and discolored. Please store it in a place out of direct sunlight.

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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.