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


A traditional haori. The circle Maru 丸, a symbol of Harmony Wa 和, offers us a floral image. First, it draws attention to Tachibana 橘, the only orange tree to truly be a son of Japan and where it has always held a place of honor. Many literary works celebrate the delicate scent of its beautiful white flowers that bloom in June and in the middle of which the big round fruits are like balls of gold, according to the words of Sei Shônagon. This evergreen tree represents longevity, while the cherry tree, the other spring tree that blooms before it, represents impermanence. The delicate scent of Tachibana echoes that of the root of the iris Hanashobu 花菖. Since the early days, its elegant shape has made it a favorite pattern in the kimono world. In the Heian period, the nobles offered it to decorate thatched roofs. Ryusui water 流水 is not far from the iris. It can be seen is inside the haura, the inner lining, and in the waves float ox cart wheels Genjiguruma 源氏車. On the red and orange pages of open books, Ume 梅 plum blossoms and Kiku 菊 chrysanthemums flowers, depicted in the style of the artist Ôgata Kôrin. Soushi hardcover paper books 冊子 were once of great value. But, in the Edo period, thanks to the introduction of the printing press, they became accessible to a greater number. And very often, flowers from the 4 seasons came to decorate the front page. A nod to this aspect of Japanese culture. Winter, spring, summer and fall, all 4 seasons are reunited on this 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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