Tsubaki Kimono Jacket


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The Tsubaki Kimono Jacket was crafted in the 1930-40’s. It features a camellia flower pattern, known as ‘tsubaki’ in Japanese. The camellia is known as a noble flower in Japan motif; it is used in kimono pattern as a talisman to protect from evil spirits.


The jacket is crafted from “Meisen Omeshi”, a type of ikat flat weaving textile, and “Meissen” weaving which gives blury patterns like impressionist paintings. Compared to the normal “Meisen”textile, the “Meissen Omeshi” has slightly emboss processed texture. These textile was extremely popular amongs young ladies in 1920-30’s and produced in North Kanto region. However the machines of the weaving was discontinued after World War II. It is hardly produced nowadays.


Silk hand weaving strings are attached to tie the front. Both sides are silk, seamless and all hand sewn, it can be reversible. Japanese kimono lovers also wear haori inside out for fun or casual occasions.