“Phoenix” sukajan jacket image from Rakuten. Lately we’ve been...



“Phoenix” sukajan jacket image from Rakuten. 

Lately we’ve been inspired by this genre of Japanese embroidery on satin work. Here’s a slightly dated link to more on the sukajan phenomenon. We apparently have Ryan Gosling (viz: “Drive”) to thank for this resurgence!) #doubleswoon. (AI)

“Phoenix” sukajan jacket image from Rakuten. Lately we’ve been...



“Phoenix” sukajan jacket image from Rakuten. 

Lately we’ve been inspired by this genre of Japanese embroidery on satin work. Here’s a slightly dated link to more on the sukajan phenomenon. We apparently have Ryan Gosling (viz: “Drive”) to thank for this resurgence!) #doubleswoon. (AI)

Haragake (腹掛け), 2013 Illustration by Uron (胡乱) “Haragake" is...





Haragake (腹掛け), 2013 
Illustration by Uron (胡乱)

Haragake" is the word for the apron-looking article of clothing adorning this gachimuchi fellow’s naked, muscled torso. Uron explains in the Pixiv description for this illustration that he never knew the term haragake until looking it up after seeing one worn in a taiko performance. Haragake were typically worn by merchants and craftsmen in Edo-period Japan and can still be seen in Japanese festivals today. 

Haragake (腹掛け), 2013 Illustration by Uron (胡乱) “Haragake" is...





Haragake (腹掛け), 2013 
Illustration by Uron (胡乱)

Haragake" is the word for the apron-looking article of clothing adorning this gachimuchi fellow’s naked, muscled torso. Uron explains in the Pixiv description for this illustration that he never knew the term haragake until looking it up after seeing one worn in a taiko performance. Haragake were typically worn by merchants and craftsmen in Edo-period Japan and can still be seen in Japanese festivals today.