2012 Thick Yarn Sashiko-ori Samue

¥40,000 JPY


Durable "Samue" made using traditional Japanese fabric called "Sashiko-ori"

 This is very popular item in our store. Durable fabrics, yet this texture that is reminiscent of the judo uniforms, comfortable supple. You can feel the skill of Japanese craftsmen in the careful sewing technique. With this Samue, you can stay warm from autumn to winter. Please enjoy the unique charm that is majestic and powerful. 

  • Cotton:100%
  • Fabric thickness : Very thick (1.12mm)
  • Recommended season : Fall, Winter
  • Machine washable (using a net)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight :1230gLsize

 << Notes on size selection >>

Due to the slow weave to soften and the nature of natural fibers (cotton), this product tends to shrink after washing.

It depends on the washing method and frequency, but if it is used for a long time, the length of the top and pants will shrink. If you're wondering which size to choose, choose the larger one.

 What is “Sashiko-ori”?

"Sashiko-ori" is one of the weaving methods of fabric for reinforcement and decoration.

This technique was used in firefighting clothing in the past, and is still used in martial arts clothing such as judo and kendo even today.

In the past, "sashiko" were manually stabbed one by one, but after that, mechanization progressed, and textiles were developed so that the pattern of the sashiko would appear.

The Sturdy weave and rustic taste make it a perfect fit for autumn and winter outfits.


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.