7080 Washi Shijira-ori Jinbei

$193.85 USD

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“Paper yarn" is also called "The Third Way of Manufacturing Fiber" because of its new manufacturing method.

This yarn is ideal for summer clothing because, in addition to the lightness inherent in the paper, it is strong, fluff-free, and has excellent water absorbency and quick-drying properties.

This jinbei is produced by weaving the yarn made with this new manufacturing method, while also using the traditional Japanese weaving technique called shijira-ori. Shijira-ori is a woven fabric with a unique uneven pattern. This feature reduces the area in contact with the skin when worn, improving breathability and preventing stickiness due to perspiration. This weaving technique developed because of the hot and humid summer climate in Japan.

The lightweight fabric feels as if you are not wearing it. This is a piece that should be worn in the summer when even thin fabrics feel too heavy and troublesome.
Enjoy a comfortable and cool summer in this unique jinbei!
  • 55% Cotton, 45% Washi (Japanese paper)
  • Fabric thickness: Very thin (0.32mm)
  • Recommended season: Summer
  • Machine washable (with a net)
  • Made in Japan
  • Shipping weight: 345g

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*What is “OJO+”?
OJO+, a yarn made from paper, is produced by Oji Fibers, a Japanese company. Japan has long had the technology to make yarn from paper. Although the yarn was environmentally and skin-friendly, it was expensive and difficult to mass-produce. However, the company has developed a system to produce it using new technology. The raw material, Manila hemp, is a biodegradable material that grows quickly, absorbs carbon dioxide, and does not produce toxic substances when the yarn is incinerated. It is a next-generation fiber that is environmentally friendly.

*What is Jinbei?
A jinbei (甚平/甚兵衛) is a traditional Japanese outfit worn by men, women and children during summer, consisting of a kimono-style top and a pair of trousers. The Tops of Jinbei seams are very loosely sewn to allow for ventilation during hot weather, and from a distance appear to form a short gap between different fabric pieces.
 

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What Are Jinbei?

Looking for a unique and stylish way to stay cool in the summer heat? Made of lightweight and breathable materials, our traditional Japanese wear, Jinbei, is the perfect solution for hot summer days.

Each Jinbei consists of a yukata-like jacket and knee-length pants. Originally, they were worn at Japanese summer festivals in place of yukata. These days, they are popularly worn at home as loungewear or nightwear.

With various colors and designs to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect jinbei to match your style.

Jinbei by Wasuian

Founded in Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture, a city renowned for its textile industry, Wasuian initially manufactured haori and obi. We are the No. 1 Japanese jinbei manufacturer, from making them at our own factory to direct sales. Combining traditional techniques with functionality and design suited to the modern age, our artisans work hard to make each garment in a proper working environment.

Our jinbei are available with hand-knitted octopus thread on the sides or custom-made torsion lace dyed to match the fabric's color. The silhouettes are simple yet elegant with the original Japanese kimono silhouette.

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"). In our jinbei, 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. This is possible only at Wasuian, where artisans carefully make every piece by hand.

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.