Jan 20, 2022
Jan 20, 2022

Men's Under-Kimono (Nagajuban)

Men's Under-Kimono (Nagajuban)



Silk; tie-dye, printed silk crepe

Gift of John C. Weber 2020.427


Did you know?

The Japanese word juban comes from the Portuguese gibão for a close-fitting collarless jacket.


A nagajuban is worn beneath the kimono as an undergarment to help keep the kimono clean. The sleeves are fitted into the sleeves of the outer kimono, and the hem is kept shorter to conceal it. People might wear it on its own at home with family or friends. This nagajuban has a tie-dyed design of squares floating across a river-like background.

See also
Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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Gift of John C. Weber

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