Vintage silk rinzu kimono jacket (michiyuki) featuring a damask hexagonal tile pattern. An attractive one-of-a kind design in plum burgundy with a white silk lining decorated with handpainted iin bright green.
A michiyuki is traditional three-quarter length kimono-style travelling jacket. It is designed with a low square neckline to show off the kimono underneath and has a double-breasted front opening that closes with snap fasteners with decorative self-covered buttons and a small secret pocket tucked in the right hand side of the opening.
Rinzu is a silk damask fabric in which a subtle, repeat satin pattern is woven onto a matte background. The pattern is a variation on a regular hexagon called bishamon-kikko and is used in the costume of one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japan & is considered to represent fortune, wealth & victory.
This jacket would work perfectly as an evening jacket, but equally well with a fine knit turtle-neck for work-wear.