Rising Carp Jacket – (Reversible)
Leaping from the pond of a Japanese garden when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
The roots of this souvenir jacket or Sukajan in Japanese, can be traced to American soldiers stationed in the Pacific Theater following the end of World War II. During the post-war occupation, American troops began getting traditional Japanese designs hand-stitched into the backs of their jackets to commemorate their time in Japan. These jackets would often incorporate rayon and silk and, in some cases, were actually constructed from excess silk salvaged from military parachutes. These jackets were brought back to the United States as souvenirs and sometimes purchased as gifts. Other than the embroidered designs themselves, this style of jacket is defined by its cut, which is similar to a classic American baseball jacket. Popular designs included Japanese style dragons, cherry blossoms and trees.
Materials: Body 100% rayon: rib 70% acrylic, 30% wool
Care instructions: Do not wash, do not bleach, tumble dry low, use low heat iron
Country of origin: Japan
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