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


Yes, tehre is more than the red color to paint the Kaede 楓 maple leaves on a canvas. They are just as beautiful to see in soft green in springtime. But here, the master dyer has chosen blue! Maybe to remove this highly symbolic vegetal image beyond the frame of any season and transcend it into a pure motif. A blue canvas flooded with water blown on the silk in droplets of pinkish mist dispersed on an also slightly pinkish sky dotted with Kumo clouds 雲, perhaps to bring to mind a morning image... As very often, these clouds serve as a framework to depict another motif, in this case that of maple leaves on their branch Eda-ni-kaede 枝に楓. And it is the mist here evoked in a form that resembles the katakana エ, Egasumi ヱ霞, which serves to highlight free maple leaves formed of white dots. The haura, the inner lining, is all made of white silk and is adorns with a floral image. We see flowers with four petals arranged in a triangle and clinging to their stems unfolding in arabesques. These flowers are that of the water chestnut Hanabishi 花菱 . Associated with the motif of the Karakusa 唐草 vegetal arabesque , it takes up a great classic from the world of Japanese patterns in a duet named Hanabishi-Karakusa 花菱唐草. This jacket is in excellent condition and you can wear it without 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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