This is a stylish vintage indigo kendo jacket which has embroidered kanji in golden orange and a label on the lower front right hem. It has a wrap-over front with a tie closure and has a 16cm centre back slit.
Kendogi 剣道着 are jackets made for the martial art called ‘Kendo 剣道’, which is a form swordsmanship using wooden swords ’Shinai 竹刀’. These jackets are made to withstand the demands of fighting and intense movement, and are usually made of thickly ’Sashiko’ style stitched indigo cotton. The indigo colour tends to become nicely faded with age and certain wear, and often are embroidered with the surname of the original owner. People wear Hakama trousers with the jacket as Kendo uniform.
It will make a great casual jacket with jeans or any other denim or non denim items!
The model is about 157cm (5’2”).
The jacket fits me. I'm usually a UK size 8-10.
It has certain wear and some flaws and including the fray of the right front collar. Enjoy real vintage textile taste of Japan! Please check the detailed photos.