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MEN'S HAORI

The following is a selection of our Men's Haori.   These were worn as a jacket.  The outside is usually a heavy black silk with mon (family crests).  The outside is gorgeous but the inside is awesome.  The reason is that most of these were owned by members of the merchant class.  As they began accumulating the wealth, the members of the samurai class became jealous.  The samurai were becoming significantly poorer in comparison to the members of the merchant class.  So the members of the merchant class had to hide their wealth on the inside of their clothes, homes and furniture. 

Since the inside lining is so spectacular, it has become a western custom to wear these haroi inside out allowing others to admire the gorgeous hand painted or brocaded designs.  Of course, being reversible gives the owner the opportunity to wear this garment on either the black silk side or the decorated side.  The following are offered from our collection.  We have chosen to display the inside pictures as the outsides are usually black silk with small mon in three places (center back and each sleeve) The standard size is a generous medium.

Man 2 (lower left): measures 51.5 inches from sleeve to sleeve and 40 inches from neckline to hem.  Outside is black silk with mon; inside olive green silk lining satin with  woven brocade picture of Kinkakuji (one of the most famous temples in Kyoto) & bowls at $150

Man 21 (lower right): upper right is silk brocade image of crane and turtle with background of a samurai hat, lower left image is a box and noh mask.    Price is $150.

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Man 6 (upper left): measures 54 inches from sleeve to sleeve and 39.5 inches from neckline to hem.  Outside is black silk with mon; inside is hand painted lining with a bridge over a river & hillside plus bowls which is hand painted on silk at $125

Man 22 (upper right): silk brocade lining of mountains, trees and streams at $125.

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Man 13 (upper left):  measures 52.5 inches from sleeve to sleeve and 36 inches from neckline to hem.  Outside is black silk with mons; inside is cream silk satin with woven scene of sword makers.  It has a small stain on the left front lining.  Price $110

Man 31 (upper right): 52 in sleeve to sleeve and 44.5 in from neckline to hem.   Outside is black silk with mons.   Inside is silk brocade with image of Mt Fui to upper left over which there is an inset of preiests heading toward temple with inset of shirne to upper right with inset of fish end tile atp temple roof at SOLD

Man 12 (below left):  measures 53 inches from sleeve to sleeve and 41.25 inches from neckline to hem.  Outside is black silk with mons; inside is light brown silk satin lining with 2 scenes - one with a boat and other with shrine & mountains. To right of boat scene and left of other scene are clouds.   Price $150

Man 10 (below right): measures 53 inches from sleeve to sleeve and 39.75 inches from neckline to hem.  Outside is black silk with mon; inside is bronze silk satin with scene of castle and fans of woven brocade.   Price is $150.

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Upper left man 32 - 50 in sleeve to sleeve and39.5 in from neckline to hem.   Outside is black silk with mons.   Inside is silk brocade with scene upper right of shrine with cherry & other trees, boats to right of this scene AND mt/shrines below whereas other scene lower left is of bridge with shps on water above which is a mountain and shrine pattern at $150

Upper right man 33 -  51 in sleeve to sleeve and 42 in from neckline to hem.   Outside is black silk with mons.    Inside is silk brocade with two scenes one of which is back garden at Heian Shrine in Kyoto in the winter lower left and upper right is temple with noh stage at $150

Lower left man 34 -  53 in sleeve to sleeve and 44 in from neckline to hem.   Outside is black silk with mons.    Inside is  silk brocade with 4 flying phoenix and scenes of cherry blossoms, pines and bamboo at $150

Lower right man 35 -  52.5 in sleeve to sleeve and 44.25 in from neckline to hem.   Outside is black silk with mons.    Inside is  silk brocade with fan scene of temple and second scene of people under shelter with storks n pine tree above at $150

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Upper left man 36 -  53.25 in sleeve to sleeve and 41.5 in from neckline to hem.   Outside is black silk with mons.    Inside is silk brocade with three scenes where one is of Mt Fuji, second is flower cart under pine tree and third is Kiyomizudera.   To lower right and left is shadow weave of various patterns at $150

Upper right man 37 -  51.75in sleeve to sleeve and 43 in from neckline to hem.   Outside is black silk with mons.    Inside is silk brocade with large scene of water pouring above which is scene of leaves and rushes.    To lower right is flue and case at $150

Lower left man 38 -  52 in sleeve to sleeve and 36 in from neckline to hem.   Outside is black silk with mons.    Inside is  silk brocade diamond pattern scene of valley in countryside   with konji characters outside the cornes of the diamond pattern at $150

Lower right man 40 -  51.5 in sleeve to sleeve and 42.5 in from neckline to hem.   Outside is black silk with mons.    Inside is silk brocade with scene of temple or shrine with cherry trees and pines  at $150

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