This is a Kendo jacket made from custom-dyed cotton.
Kendogi are martial arts jackets meant for Kendo, a sport practicing swordsmanship with wooden swords. Kendo armor was introduced when the sport was introduced in the late Edo period, far after Samurai were abolished from Japan. Modern Kendogi are made in the same traditional styles as those adopted generations ago.
Kendogi are made of a thickly-embroidered cotton Sashiko fabric. Each is dyed a deep color that fades with time.
Learn more about Kendogi and how to style them into your wardrobe on our blog.
Care Instructions These garments are dyed using genuine indigo dye so the color will transfer onto light-colored clothes. PLEASE WASH SEPARATELY IN COLD WATER BEFORE WEARING. Hang dry to prevent shrinkage.