"Through the Fog" Woman's Shibori Michiyuki
Up close, we see clouds over the overlapping waves of the sea. But step back, and we see a bird's eye view of hillsides glimpsed through the passing fog. Either way, this is a jacket to inspire many stories.
Classic combo of black and white, with shibori circles and shapes of many sizes creating the entire scene. Look closely and you'll see that some of the white areas actually have a very light green-yellow tint.
Square neck line, inner ties to keep the hemline straight, and one hidden pocket on the right front panel (see photo).
Michiyuki are a narrow garment, fastened with snaps that will open if the fit is too tight. (The measurement we give is the jacket snapped closed, so your hips and waist measurement should be several inches smaller than the hips/waist measurement we give.) If you like this michiyuki but need more room, we can convert this to our Japanique Jacket style for $15 more. Just select the option above when ordering. Allow for an extra two days before we can ship. See the video below for a description on the different styles of kimono jackets, and click here to see our other Japanique Jackets.
Shibori is "Japanese tie-dye", where an artisan stitches along a stenciled image on the fabric, pulling the threads tightly to create a resist. The fabric is then dyed and when the threads are released, the pattern is revealed. There are dozens of shibori techniques, with the most common these days called kaneko (referring to the spots on a fawn), where an often elaborate pattern is created by hundreds of tiny dots. Kyoto is famous for this kaneko style. Watch the video below to learn more.
Michiyuki were worn over the kimono (which showed at the neck) on chilly days. Michi means "street" and yuki refers to "going out".