5052 CLEANSE® Burberry-ori Samue [HIJIRI]

¥34,000 JPY


Thin, loose-fitting and comfortable, with anti-virus treatment for peace of mind

Samue was originally worn by Zen monks during their labor work. Over time, samue has become popular with artists, workers, and artisans of all paths. Lightweight fabric and a roomy design offer freedom of movement, making it ideal for work, study or relaxing around the house.

The prototype’s shape came from the kimono, and became commonly used as work clothes. However, it is not unique to monks and artisans, and now is widely worn by general people as leisure clothes and room clothes suitable for the Japanese lifestyle.

Back to the basics:

This samue has been made with renewed technology based on the traditional "samue".

The thin, 100% cotton Burberry fabric is smooth to the touch and has an elegant texture. This samue is suitable for doing "samu", one of the practices of Buddhist monks still today. Even if you are not a professional, it can be used for daily cleaning, chores, and work wear.

Functionality has been added in various areas, and with Kurabo's antibacterial and antiviral fiber processing technology called "CLEANSE®", it reduces the risk of viruses and bacteria, providing a sense of security.

Please try this traditional, yet updated and revitalized piece of highly functional clothes.
  • 100% Cotton
  • Fabric thickness: Thin (0.27mm)
  • Recommended season: Spring, Fall
  • Machine washable (with a net)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 850g (Size L)
  • Jacket: Upper front body inner pocket, Lower front body zipper pocket, sleeve rubber, Miyatsuguchi, back support, shoulder rest, slits on both sides.
  • Pants: Waist full elastic, waist self-fabric string, with zipper, rubber hem, knee pad, hip pad, 1 left and right pocket, 1 right back pocket.
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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.