Haori I4619- man's kimono jacket hand-stitched by kimono makers in Japan Previously worn but in very good condition. Exterior is in excellent condition except for a small snag on the right shoulder. Can be reversed to the lined side, which is more decorative.
Silk/wool/other fibers jacket with a slightly dry feel. Japanese wool is very fine. The jacket is off-black in color and has one family crest stitched at the center back
The black side with the crest is the true exterior but many westerners wear these inside out to show off the fancy linings.
Lined in a quality olive green silk with 3 hand painted scenes: birds and pine, a wide fan shape with five scholarly figures, and a branch with cherry blossoms. The decorative panel is in good condition but there is some smudging on both shoulder areas of the lining (see last two photos). The camera exaggerates the darkness of these though. There is also a smudge to the left of the fan image.
Features the traditional hanging sleeve of a kimono. On the sleeve lining the stitching is a little loose and the lining has a very tiny tear where the sleeve is stitched to the body.
Measures 53" from sleeve tip to tip. Length is 39" from back of neck and 41" including collar. Chest area is 47". Haori jackets do not wrap, are worn open. Hip area across the back is 25". Sleeve from underarm to wrist is 12.5". Women who can't fit into a traditional female's kimono jacket often buy these jackets.