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"Special Temple" Vintage Man's Haori

"Special Temple" Vintage Man's Haori

Golden Kanji

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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This is a vintage kimono jacket, called a haori, made for a man. The lining of men's haori jackets often depict a scene or motif that was of special interest to the original owner.

The lining of this man's kimono jacket features two scenes of a rural temple complex - we assume it is the same temple complex - surrounded by large kanji characters.  We can translate a few of them - temple, Japan, some numbers - and assume they refer to the sceney, but we can't offer a meaningful tranlation.

The design is completely woven in a nishijin style, in earth tones and a bright gold against a deep, rich brown. We guess that the two kanji on the bottom left side is the name of the weaver or designer.

There are five tachibana ("orange blossom") family crests, suggesting this kimono jacket was intended to be worn to a formal event where representing his family was expected.

We display these haori inside out to feature the lining when it is unique. All of the stitching is hidden, so these jackets can normally be displayed or worn (in the West, at least) either way.

If you need a display rod to hang your purchase, we offer 60" wooden rods in four colors - see tab below.

See video below for how haori are worn these days.

Length: 41"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 45"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven, Nishijin
Colors: Brown, Earth Tones, Gold
Motifs: Scenery, Temple, Rural Scene


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