5095 Kaihara Denim Pima Cotton Samue

¥34,000 JPY


Beautiful denim samue made of pima cotton.
The quality of cotton is determined by the length of the raw cotton fiber, and the longer the fiber, the higher the quality. Pima cotton is one of the finest, classified as "extra-long staple cotton. It is characterized by its soft and supple texture and beautiful luster. The soft and comfortable fabric is made by KAIHARA Corporation, a denim fabric manufacturer with the largest market share in Japan. Japanese craftsmen have carefully tailored this item to provide excellent comfort. It is also a nice point that the fabric is easy to use and slightly thin. You will want to touch it again and again, its texture is meltingly soft. Please take it in your hands and check it out.

  • Cotton:100%
  • Fabric thickness : Thin (0.44mm)
  • Recommended season : Spring, Fall
  • Machine washable (using a net)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight :885g(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.

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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.