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


The power of color! A single color is enough to make us feel the intensity of the atmosphere of a scene of absolute simplicity and yet so very chic... Here a deep blue tinged with mauve describes this magical moment when, before sunrise, the sky takes on a blue color before being adorned with pink just before the rise of the solar star. Pink is very present in this painting tthat depicts, in a dynamic movement of rounded lines and with a texture that imitates the technique of roketsuzôme 臈纈染, wax dye, blades of Shibakusa grass 芝草of a field on which the morning dew Ro has settled, all in pink embroidery threads to evoke the Tsuyu-Shiba 梅雨芝 pattern, the grass under the monsoon rain, a harbinger of summer. And in line with the tradition of Japanese textiles, the haura, the inner lining, another summer motif. Made of the same simplicity, the haura describes a floral and vegetal motif, but color has disappeared from this scene. It is in black and white that Nanten 南天, the sacred bamboo , a small shrub with generous green leaves and with pretty red berries is revealed to us. Nanten is very appreciated, in Japanese gardens, for its decorative aspect in since the Edo era where it was planted near houses and temples to ward off evils. Its ornamental beauty is still very present in Ikebana 生け花, the art of the flower way . 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. 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 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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