5030 Cotton Yoryu Elastic Sleeves and Hem Samue
Long-awaited summer-oriented samue with elastic sleeves and hem. Cool and comfortable to wear with thin willow fabric
This long-sleeved samue with elastic sleeves and hem is made of slightly thin cotton willow fabric.
The elastic sleeves are popular among temple priests, calligraphers, potters, and those who work around water. The sleeves can be easily pulled up for ease of movement.
The fabric is cotton yo-ryu, and the wrinkles of the yo-ryu fabric reduce the surface in contact with the skin, allowing air to flow freely and giving the wearer a cool and comfortable feeling.
The relatively thin fabric and elastic sleeve hems make this a suitable for work wear in both spring and summer. This samue is often in demand by temples and shrines.
- 100% Cotton
- Fabric thickness: Very thin (0.34mm)
- Recommended season: Summer
- Machine washable (with a net)
- Made in Japan
- Shipping weight: 550g
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.
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.