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Japanese Kendo Jackets by Old Industrial Japan $235

*** ONE-OF-A-KIND *** These vintage Kendo jackets were made in Japan in the mid to late 20th century of indigo-dyed Japanese cotton. Originally worn when practicing Kendo, a Japanese sport of swordsmanship using wooden swords, they were intended to protect the wearer. Hence they are very well made from a heavy cotton, which is strong yet soft. They now have a beautiful patina including natural fading of the indigo from wear & wash. We love them as a light summer jacket paired with lighter denim, whites & creams or other colors. Please note - these jackets are one size fits all and run small; best for people 5' 10" and under.
not in stock
Run on the smaller size. 
thick washed indigo dyed cotton
Made In
Chiba, japan
collar to bottom edge 33 in
sleeve Edge to Edge Across Shoulders 47 in
armpit to armpit 23 in
Dry clean only
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Sabah Souvenirs: From Our Travels

This past year we didn’t travel at all, but we chose three travel destinations that share a connection with Sabah, and curated items we would have brought back from each of those places: New York City, Texas and Japan.

The item you are viewing is sourced from our travels in Japan, a place we appreciate for the hospitality and service, the gastronomy scene and more. There's nothing like walking the streets of Tokyo, discovering store after store and witnessing their meticulous and ingenious merchandising skills. There is an appreciation and respect for both ceremony, but also craft. We hope to return soon.

In the meantime, we've curated (among other items) plant-based candles from Takazawa, indigo kimonos and a book called Wabi-Sabi which has greatly influenced our approach at Sabah. Visit the Sabah Journal to learn more.