The fabric of AKEBONO Nami Tsumugi is temporarily out of stock.
It is scheduled to be in stock around the end of November to the beginning of December.
The Akebono is made with a special polyester fabric in the "tsumugi" style, which gives the dogi a very traditional look befitting of a Iaido practitioner - especially combined with kimono sleeves.
Traditional tsumugi fabric is made by using silk floss which is spun by hand into yarn. Once considered inferior to pure silk as it took a lot of time and work to weave the yarn into a proper garment, it is nowadays an important traditional Japanese craft that is internationally recognized for it's quality.
The Nami Tsumugi - wave tsumugi - fabric is light and durable, making a great choice for iaido gi. The wave pattern makes it look both unique and very comfortable. Smooth and matte, it has a traditional and dignified appearance. The lightweight yet durable fabric does not stick to your skin when humid.
This iaido gi also features the chest-seaming, well-known in Japan as Okumi, which prevents the gi getting disheveled and maintains a beautiful silhouette, even without the use of himo.
This all results in iaidogi that is durable, light and comfortable, with an elegant silhouette. Polyester also makes maintenance a breeze, as you can wash it directly in your washing machine and have it dry in the morning.