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【53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration】
As usual, SeidoShop will participate to the 53th All Japan Aikido Demonstration on May 23rd.
Due to the very important flow of orders that our Japanese and International departments will receive between mid-May and the beginning of June, orders containing out of stock items or made-to-order products might be delayed of about 1 week. Please also note that our office will be closed from May 22 (Fri) to May 25th (Mon). Thank you very much for your understanding, we hope to see you at the event!
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The Jinbei, sometimes called "Hippari", is a traditional Japanese garment, originally worn by males, but now sometimes worn by women. Originally considered a home-wear the Jinbei became very popular in the hot and wet Japanese summer due to its very light and airy characteristics. The Jinbei is also widely worn during popular festivities such as matsuri (festivals) or hanabi (fireworks). Generally made of linen and / or cotton, it consists of a pair of shorts tied with a cord and a jacket with short sleeves (sleeves are attached using linen thread to let air flow). Although there are many variations, traditionally, Jinbei is colored with a more or less intense blue. Jinbei is worn without a belt.
The Samue is a garment which has many uses. Traditionally worn by monks in Zen Buddhist temples, artists, or doctors, it is also widely worn as home-wear, both at home and inside ryokan (traditional hotel), or at onsen (hot springs). It is also found among Shakuhachi (traditional flute) players. In recent years, the wearing of Samue extended outside the home as a particularly comfortable informal clothing. Just like Jinbei, Samue is worn without a belt.