Sukajan - Ōnamazu Embroidery - Reversible Sz M

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Bought in a market in Tokyo. Heavy embroidery depicting the legend of Ōnamazu*, more substantial than the typical plasticky sukajan. The rayon fabric is much softer than polyester sukajans. Reversible

*Ōnamazu (大鯰) is a giant catfish who causes earthquakes. He lives in the mud under the islands of Japan, and is guarded by the god Kashima who restrains the catfish with a stone. When Kashima lets his guard fall, Namazu thrashes about, causing violent earthquakes.

Size M. 100% Rayon
Great condition, some pilling on the sleeves.

Shoulder center to sleeve: 26.5"/67cm
Chest: 19.5"/50cm
Length (center back): 23"/58.5cm

Worn with ROSEN Patchi trousers available here