Short Length Michiyuki Jacket
The fabric is a mid-weight possibly silk/polyester blend however there are no labels to confirm this. Pink and green with squares with floral heads – very cute. Traditional kimono styling with rectangular split sleeves, but with a square neckline and poppered front and a hidden pocket. So versatile and easy to wear. Top half lined.
Michiyuki: This style of Japanese jacket/coat, with its signature square neckline and snap or button closures, is worn over the kimono for warmth and protection. Most michiyuki have a “secret pocket” beneath the front panel, accessible by the right hand. Though there are versions for men, most michiyuki (even the darker, plainer ones) are made for women. There is no standard length, and some can be as long as the kimono beneath it, which is more common for the style of michiyuki that is designed as rainwear. Michiyuki are versatile garments, as they translate well into western-world outfits too, looking good when worn either dressed up for the evening or dressed down with jeans.
Beautifully handmade and unusually seems to need no attention! No snags, stains or tears. This item has been in storage for some time. Photos of the hung item look as though there are stains – this is the lining showing through.
Shoulder seam to seam: 26″
Sleeve length(down arm): 13″
Overall sleeve/shoulder length: 52″
Sleeve drop: 19″
Pit to pit across back when flat: 23″
Nape to hem: 32″
Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length.