5090 Samue Kaihara Denim 11oz Indigo Dye

¥27,000 JPY

Enjoy traditional Japanese clothing in a casual way with high quality denim fabric!
This product is carefully made by Japanese craftsmen using high quality Kaihara denim fabric made in Japan, which is highly regarded overseas.
The fabric is thick, so it is just right for wearing on cold days.
Since this samue is dyed with indigo, the color will fade with each wash. Notice the gradual change in color tones to a bluish hue. The more you use it, the more you will become attached to its vintage texture.
Spend your days with this samue and enjoy making it your "own" samue.
  • Cotton:100%
  • Machine washable (using a net)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight :1555g(Lsize)

  • Point to notice about indigo dyed samue
    The color of this indigo-dyed product will fade with each wash.
    ・When washing, do not wash with other clothes.
    ・If worn over white or light-colored clothing, the dye may transfer. To prevent color transfer, please wash the samue once before wearing.
    ・Turn it inside out and wash it under low flow of water.
    ・After washing, dehydrate immediately and dry in the shade.

      What is Samue?

    Samue (作務衣) is the work clothing of Japanese Zen Buddhist monks, worn when engaged in "samu" means daily works of Zen monks such as cleaning and wood chopping.

    Made from cotton or linen and traditionally dyed brown or indigo to distinguish them from formal vestments. In modern times they have become popular as general casual or work wear.
    Because samue is originally made as working clothes, it is very functional, easy to wear and it also allows freedom of movement.

    Compare to kimono, samue has less regulations. There are no rules such as when, where, how to wear. It has variety in materials, so you can enjoy various textures throughout the seasons. Above all, you can appreciate Japanese clothing by the enjoyment of dressing samue.

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    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.