5035 Water-Repellent High-Performance Samue

$246.44 USD


Ideal for garden work. Water-repellent and stain-preventing samue.

Tailored from water-repellent fabric, the fabric stays dry and prevents stains and dirt. Made for convenience and functionality, it features an inside pocket on the upper front and a zippered pocket on the lower front.

This samue was requested by temple priests, calligraphers, potters, and those who work around water.

With elastic sleeves and hems that can be tucked in and easily laundered, this samue is in demand not only by the general public as work clothes, but also by professionals in restaurants, inns, hotels, temples, shrines, and Buddhist temples.
  • 60% Cotton, 40% Nylon
  • Fabric thickness: Middle(0.29mm)
  • Recommended season: Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Hand Wash
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 660g

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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.