"Fish and Fans" Man's Haori
A vintage formal man's kimono jacket (called a haori). The decorative lining on these formal jackets often reflects the hobbies, interests, or favorite myths of the original owner.
Lots of fun imagery on the lining of this casual haori. Fish, folding fans, cranes, pine, teapots and more seem to float in their own bubbles against a lovely teal background. The patterning and coloring has an older, very vintage feel - maybe pre-war or soon after?
There are a few very small holes on the shoulder and a very small and well-stitched repaired spot on the outer jacket, just under the sleeve seam - see photos.
The outer silk is a plain black, no crests.
We display these men's haori inside out to reveal the lining - normally hidden from public view when worn, and only visible if glimpsed as it was taken off or hung up.
All of the stitching is hidden, so these jackets can normally be displayed or worn (in the West, at least) either way. See the video below on how to wear traditional Japanese garments for men.