Kiriko One-Of-A-Kind Patched Kendo Jacket
Kiriko made some one-of-a kind patched Kendo jackets. Kendo or Kendogi are martial art jackets meant for sport practicing swordsmanship with wooden or bamboo swords. Keiko means practice, gi means dress or clothes. Sword practice, along with other martial arts, was banned in Japan during the allied occupation following the second world war. In 1952 the All Japan Kendo Federation was formed and Kendo revived.
Details of the Kendo Jacket
For the Kendo jacket Kiriko used a vintage Kendogi as the base. They added Japanese fabrics on it and the result is an unique piece. Every one-of-a kind piece by Kiriko is made only once, so when they’re gone they’re not coming back. The Kendo jacket is made with very thick embroidered cotton. They added some fine handmade Sashiko stitching on it to make it even more special. The fabric is dyed with deep indigo that will fade with wear. Both the dye and the embroidery are done to make the fabric more durable. So the jacket will last longer with daily use or practice. On the back of the jacket they added a colorful flower fabric. All the fabrics are coming originally from Japan.