For some practitioners, the classical elegance of the haori elevates the iaido uniform, but its warmth precludes it from being used during summer keiko. The Furyu Dogi and Hakama lend their unique uchimizu fabric to this haori design - creating an elegant overcoat that can be worn during summer.
Haori were originally overcoats used by the samurai to keep warm on the battlefield. As yoroi fell out of use the haori transformed into an elegant garment worn by all manner of people as a refined addition to the kimono.
Each haori is handmade at our headquarters in Nishijin, Kyoto by our experienced Heian Tailors.