dofuku

Silk Dofuku (short overcoat).  Design of gingko leaves and snow crystals on diagonal stripe ground.

Azuchi-Momoyama - Edo Period, 17th century, Japan.  Designated by Japan as “Important Cultural Property" Tokyo National Museum. 

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White Robe (monk).2012. Silk. 72” x 64” flat

Metallic Clergy Robe (warlord). 2012. Polyester brocade, faux silk. 48” x 40” flat 

Sushi Robe (artisan, lay-practitioner, tea master). 2012. Cotton, faux silk, lead weights. 60” x 45” flat

Cowboy/cowgirl Robe (artisan, lay-practitioner, tea master). 2012. Cotton, faux silk, lead weights. 60” x 45” flat

Dofuku

Click on the photo below to visit this Pinterest board by Roger Yorke to browse examples of Dofuku. He writes:

“Dofuku came into being in the Momoyama period, and was the forerunner of the modern haori. Originally, it was a merchant’s garment, but samurai began wearing it due to its comfort. It was intended as a protection against the cold or dirt of the outside, but was commonly worn indoors as well.”