The coordinates in the collection announced by our shop last year is housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Abbreviated V & A), a national museum in England. And it was decided to be exhibited for the first time at the exhibition 'KIMONO: Kyoto to Catwalk' which will be held for about 4 months from February 29 to June 21 in 2020. In this exhibition, it will be displayed as a form of modern Japanese fashion, along with rare Edo period kimono and costumes based on Japanese clothing from the movie Star Wars.
We feel very honored that it has been preserved for many years in prestigious museums overseas. It is a great honor for HAKAMA-SHIKI, who was born in our shop, to be recorded as the essence of a drop in the history of Japanese clothes in a distant foreign land. (By the way, SHIZUKU of SHIZUKUYA means drop in Japanese.)
This year marks the 15 year anniversary of our shop's founding.
Now, our shop's HAKAMA-SHIKI is clothes you can enjoy wearing.
In commemoration of the V & A Museum's collection, we will reproduce 4 sets of the same KOSODE and HAKAMA coordinates as the ones in the collection, and present them as V & A Collection Memorial Model.
In addition to KOSODE and HAKAMA, items housed in the V & A Museum also include ROBE of KAMIKO. However, it is impossible to reproduce ROBE of KAMIKO. Of course, KOSODE and HAKAMA have limited materials, so the reproduction is limited to 4 sets.
In addition, WAZIBAN will be added as a special gift to V & A Collection Memorial Model as an undergarment for KOSODE as a token of our gratitude.
V & A Collection Memorial Model is an extravagant project that allows you to wear coordination that will be preserved permanently in the museum. Please enjoy the supreme HAKAMA-SHIKI!
[WAZIGEN-SHIZUKUYA] Hakama Creator SOYU
A linen KOSODE with a large spider web handle on the back. The left chest has a pattern of a spider falling down with a thread. This material is made of linen with a vertical stripe woven pattern dyed in black gray. The spider web is dyed gunmetal. The dull coloring and the wrinkled look of the linen creates a masculine charm.
KOSODE that pursues a sharp silhouette requires special techniques to make it. In addition, the work of adding patterns has become more complicated. Many craftsmen worked on it repeatedly, and the powerful pattern was put into the unique texture of the fabric. The bold design on the back gives this KOSODE a strong impression.
About HAKAMA. The material is jacquard woven denim that is very Japanese. A gray houndstooth pattern is boldly woven on a white background. The sharp design of HAKAMA creates a modern atmosphere. It adds modern lightness to KOSODE's strength. Both KOSODE and HAKAMA are made of materials that will improve the texture as you use them, so they will fit your style.
|Material||：||HAKAMA: COTTON 100% / KOSODE: LINEN 100%|
|Size||：||HAKAMA: 89 (35), 95 (37), 99 (39) / KOSODE: 70 (M), 73 (L), 77 (2L)|
|Price||：||135000 + tax|
This is ROBE of KAMIKO, which is not included in the V & A Collection Memorial Model because it is impossible to reproduce, but is housed in the V & A Museum together with KOSODE and HAKAMA. For your information, let me introduce it.
KAMIKO is a garment made of Japanese paper that has been processed to increase its strength. KAMIKO may be translated into English as paper, but its texture is rather close to that of bark, so it is suitable to be described as fiber.
It has a long history and is said to have been worn in the middle of the Heian period, and was used as cold weather clothing during war. It is loved for its elegant impression and has been favored especially by samurai and haiku poets because it is strong, light and easy to carry. In 2014, washi paper was registered as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. It is an auspicious thing to be recognized by the world, but in fact, this is nothing but a warning that even the production method of washi, which is the material of KAMIKO, is coming to an end.
Of course, no one can make the same thing twice, but there are plans to add a new ROBE of KAMIKO with the same design and different dyeing methods to future collections, so keep your hopes up.
|Material||：||FACE: Washi(Japanese Paper) 100% / BACK: CUPRO 100%|