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


Not only does this haori come in one of my favorite color combinations, green and pink, but it also has lots of very charming little details. On the entire fabric, the same small pattern repeated endlessly according to the komon 小紋 tradition. Seigaiha 青海波, the blue sea and the waves which also flow infinitely towards the horizon, symbols of eternity and strength. In the middle of this sea of water, another sea, formed of clouds of mist Kasumi 霞, in tones of salmon pink, expresses to us, in the same way as the movement of the waves of Seigaiha, the passage of time . Inside the arcs of circles which overlap with Seigaiha, other arcs of circles are drawn, those of Kiku菊, the chrysanthemum flower, a great symbol of autumn in Japan, a greatly revered flower, symbol of longevity and rejuvenation. Woven into the silk, the shadow of the beauty of another flower, the queen of winter, is revealed to our eyes. it is Ume 梅, the plum blossom, a true force of nature which resists the rigors of winter. A haori, therefore, which has a very soft color palette, but is dotted with patterns with very powerful symbolism. On the inner lining of the haori, we find a field of plum blossoms, where the blooming flowers are lost among the hats of a Matsu 松 pine forest, also a divine tree, symbol of longevity, resilience and determination just like Ume!


Last little detail to note: the way in which the patterns are displayed right side up and down, both outside and inside of the haori. A way for the craftsman to bring fantasy to this jacket!


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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