A haori is the formal, knee-length jacket worn by Japanese men, usually above wide pants called hakama. In the 1920s and 1930s, well-to-do Japanese men would sometimes have the inside lining of their Haori lined with a themed fabric design of special personal interest. The lining was to be seen only by the wearer and other persons to whom the wearer would discretely reveal the subject of his passion.
This raw silk and linen haori was lined with pieces of fine silk on which a beautiful baseball design was printed. The design consisted of several elements: 1. Baseballs with the names of Keio and Waseda Universities written in cursive handwriting. 2. The names of all the Tokyo Big Six League Teams written in English across a wide banner. 3. Dated Japanese newspaper articles showing the sports pages with Tokyo Big Six University box scores.
This is a truly unique piece of Japanese baseball history.
Size: Men's full size haori.
Condition: One tiny hole and a small stain. Overall Ex.