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12th International Aikido Congress | SeidoShop will hold a booth at the event on Tuesday 27th and Sunday 2nd. To prepare the congress and process all orders registered on site, SeidoShop will be closed on September 26 and 27th then on Monday 3rd. Customer support over the phone will not be available during these days and your email inquiries might be answered with a little delay. Our website still accept orders 24/7.
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Jinbei & Samue
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. Jinbei are currently unavailable due to shortage at the workshop.
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.