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Vintage! Second-hand haori, jackets for Japanese kimono.


An antique haori, magical and of great classicism! Woven with threads dipped in red and green lacquer, a pair of Mandarin ducks Oshidori 鴛鴦紋 let themselves go peacefully on the water under the foliage of a majestic pine tree Matsu 松, its shape has been sublimely sculpted by the gardener in a downward movement. A scene inspired by a Japanese garden perhaps? Because of the unfailing affection he has for his or her partner, the Oshidori, the Mandarin duck, has long been considered in China as the symbol of eternal love for married couples. Borrowing the same thought, in Japan, married couples still as much in love as in the first days are called "oshidori-fūfu". In the world of Japanese fabrics, this sweet vision of tenderness embodied by a pair of mandarin ducks is very often combined with water's edge landscapes. In the past, the most common design was that of a male bird with its beak open and of a female bird with hers closed. This image was thought to symbolize harmony within a couple based on mutual understanding. Today, both male and female birds are often depicted with the beak closed.

In the haura, the inner lining, the water figure Mizumonyô 水文様is taken up by an undulating movement called Ryûsui 流水 which depicts its flow and on which float chrysanthemums flowers of Kiku . With the exception of spots where the silk is a bit dotted by time as it is ancient haori, this jacket is in excellent condition and you can wear it with no problem!


The haori, a jacket worn over a Japanese kimono, is perhaps THE Japanese garment that TABITABIYA fell in love with the most! Cut in the same way as a kimono, the haori also shares its sumptuous fabrics and patterns traditions. But you don't need an obi to keep it closed. It is generally worn open or tied at the front with braided strings made in the same materials as the obijime that is attached to the obi. They are also very decorative. Its easy-to-wear length, its lightness, its more restrained or downright daring patterns make this authentic kimono jacket a super playful and stylish garment that you will never get tired of! There is no limit to how you can wear it because the haori goes absolutely perfectly and creatively with all clothes. For your moments of relaxation on the sofa, your reading times, to enjoy a cup of tea, to make you comfortable at home after your hard days of work, to bring an edgy touch to your jeans outfits, or a more chic note to your skirt or work outfits, for going out in the evening, for invitations to a wedding or a slightly chic aperitif party… Suitable for all your outings, the haori is the fashionable answer for all women, and the ways you can wear it are endless!!! The haori is THE ideal fashion item to add to your wardrobe and your life this so very unique touch of Japanese elegance! A simple and accessible way for all to enjoy the art of Japanese kimono.

In Tabitabiya's flea market, I only feature second-hand Japanese haori that melt my heart. They are not perfect but in good, or even very good condition. The photos will show you the small defects that some may have.


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