3001 Persimmon-dyed Samue "Honkakishibu"

$424.42 USD

For those who seek the "real thing," this samue dyed with persimmon tannin is perfect.

Kakishibu (persimmon tannin) is highly waterproof, antiseptic, and insect-repellent. This dyeing technique has been used since the Edo period (1603-1868) in Japan, and representative of the wisdom of our ancestors.

The texture is truly unique and earns its reputation as being "one of a kind." The dyeing process takes more than two years, so it cannot be mass produced. The time and effort put into this samue is reflective of how much you will love it. With repeated washing, the fabric will become softer, yet keep its durability, and the color will only fade from deep brown to a vintage brown.

We can guarantee that as you take care of this unique garment and see its changing style, it will surely be a favorite outfit of yours in your everyday life.
  • 100% Cotton
  • Fabric thickness: Middle (0.55mm)
  • Recommended season: Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Hand wash (Please wash alone as it will transfer dye)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 1049g

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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.