'Shugetsu' Haori

  • This vintage, black silk Haori (short Kimono Jacket) sports a simple jacquard pattern of Autumn grasses and poetry scrolls - perhaps designed in anticipation of a quiet celebration of the the 'shugetsu' or harvest moon. In mid Autumn moon-viewing parties are highly popular and poems are read as additional entertainment.

    The cream silk lining is decorated in large Chrysanthemum motifs - the flower of the season and the flower of Japan's Imperial family crest.

    A small Toyotomi family crest sits under the collar of this Haori.

    Immaculate condition inside and out.

    Note - Please Read before purchase:

    Kimono and Haori are generally made, for wearing on smaller framed, not too tall bodies - however if worn as an open jacket there is generally enough room in the sleeve area and in length to be worn by several sizes larger and taller than originally intended. However there is no guarantee it will sit perfectly on your body shape. Let's call it freestyle!

    As we take every measure to ensure you are advised of the correct sizing prior to purchase - we ask you to please be aware that we don't refund for garments chosen in error. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries regarding dimensions before purchase.

    All vintage and antique kimono and haori were hand made. Therefore you may see some loose, temporary stitches around edges of sleeves, hems and collars on our kimonos. These stitches, called shitsuke ito, are kept in place to assist the valuable kimono in retaining its shape and alignment. In Japan the stitches are normally removed before wearing then restitched again after cleaning and before storage, for the same reasons as above. We like the look of authenticity they bring so feel free to retain them if you like, or remove them before wearing.


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