Black Sashiko Japanese Firefighter Jacket

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This cotton hikeshi-banten (fireman jacket) is modeled after Edo era (1603-1867) fireman's uniforms. They would have been soaked in water before fighting a fire. Now they are mostly worn by fire brigade members to events, demonstrations, and festivities.

This jacket is dark black sashiko cotton with three red stripes across the shoulders and four white stripes across the middle. It's a medium-to-heavy weight woven cotton that is soft and comfortable to wear. The graphic look is great with jeans and perfect as a Spring & Autumn jacket. Can be worn open, or closed with the included fabric belt.

  • Unisex
  • Mid-to-late Shōwa era (1926-1989)
  • Front reads: 番組 Ichibangumi, literally "first team"
  • Back reads: "Number One"
  • Comes with wide fabric tie belt

Measurements taken flat.

Width 26" (67cm)
Shoulder Width 27.5" (70cm)
Length 36" (91cm)
Sleeve Width 13" (34cm)
Sleeve Length 11" (28cm)

Would best fit a Women's XL. Men's Large to XL.

This item is available to try on in our Brooklyn boutique.

Excellent vintage condition, with typical wear. There are light rust stains only some of the white stripes on the side and back.

Dry cleaning recommended