Introducing Dougi Hitomezashi (一目刺し) Jacket. Dougi jackets were traditionally used for training in Japanese martial arts. This modern Dougi Jacket featuring Hitomezashi patterns are comfortable and perfect for layering or to throw on over a shirt on a warm spring or summer day.
“Hitome” meaning “one stitch” - Hitomezashi is a form of Sashiko that is based on a pattern of straight lines. The stitches can be joined together or cross each other. Hitomezashi uses Sashiko thread or Kogin Sashiko thread to increase the ‘plump grain of rice’ effect of the stitches.
These particular Hitomezashi Haori Jackets are Manufactured by Miwa Orimono in Japan, it is the only company in Japan that has kept this special jacquard machine from the 1940s. These machines are so intricate and old, one machine stitches only 1 meter (approx. 1 yard) of fabric in an hour. Owner Kenichi Oohazama is the 4th generation in this family business.
Click here to see the video of Miwa Orimono creating the fabrics.
- Cotton Fabric
- Origin of Fabric: Japan
- Product #: VK40
- Code: WP25
*Male Model is 6' wearing a men's medium (No. 3)