2060 Cotton-Ramie Shijira Samue

$169.88 USD

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Spring and summer work clothes A lightweight and cooling samue with Ramie in it

The Ramie of the material has a feeling of refreshing, and the shijira is soft, lightweight and cools you off, so it has been used as a traditional summer kimono since ancient times.

There are irregularities called "shibo" wrapping around vertically on the surface of the fabric, so it remains comfortable by not sticking to your skin. This samue is comfortable as working clothes to wear in the spring and summer. It is a safe choice for anyone to wear, because it is a solid product, often given in Japan as a gift for father's day and other celebrations.

Please try it on and experience its comfort.

  • 75% Cotton, 25% Ramie
  • Fabric thickness: Very thin (0.36mm)
  • Recommended season: Summer
  • Machine washable (with a net)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 715g
 Specifications
  • Jacket: One left front pocket
  • Pants: Front waist strings, elasticized waist back, a front button with a zipper, pockets at the sides, hem strings
 What is “Shijira-ori”?

The word "shijira" means "vertical uneven stripes" and “ori” means “weave.” Shijira-ori is known as seersucker and this might be more familiar to you.

Shijira-ori is a traditional weaving technique where a fabric has fine vertical shrinkage wrinkles or unevenness called "shibo" on its surface. The technique includes the use of two different warp yarns with different tensions or thicknesses, and the use of two different weave patterns. These shibo reduce the contact surface between the skin and the fabric and keep the garment dry and comfortable to wear. Thanks to the shibo, the fabric is also breathable and does not retain heat, making it ideal for summer clothing.

Tokushima Prefecture is famous for Awa Shijira-ori and Shizuoka Prefecture is known as a production area of Enshu Shijira-ori.

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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.