Antique Costume Jinbaori Japanese Surcoat with Peach Motif


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This Jinbaori was worn in the theater for a the role of Momotaro. Campaign surcoats like this were worn by high ranking samurai warriors over their armor. These vest-like garments were often made of imported wool cloth, and protected the wearers armor from the weather whilst functioning as a status symbol; class distinction was a large part of Japanese culture during the Edo Period. The high vent on the back of the garment was to allow for the jinbaori to sit upon the armor of the wearer without obstructing them, even while on horseback. 

The peach motif symbolic of Momotaro can often signify longevity, good health, and even safety from demons.

  • 16.5" x 28" (width x length)
  • Edo Period
  • Wool
  • Silk 
  • SKU: NM-JB101

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