Momotaro is the denim collection label produced by Rampuya, one of the most famous denim mills in Okayama, Japan. Momotaro jeans, based in the coastal city of Kojima, are beloved and respected all over the world for their detailed works of dyeing, weaving, sewing, and washing, all of which using traditional methods passed down from generations of denim artisans. Our first shipment from Momotaro has arrived, and with it one of our favorite pieces from their denim collection, the Momotaro "Going to Battle" denim jacket.
Momotaro "Going to Battle" 15.7oz denim jacket model 2105SP. 100% Zimbabwe cotton. 15.7oz selvedge one wash fabric. Indigo. Sizes 36, 38, 40, 42, 44. Made in Japan. $410. Fro more information on the Momotaro "Going to Battle" denim jacket, click here.
The "Going to Battle" stripes are a symbol of Japanese tradition representing honor and strength. The warrior stripes have been used in many contexts in Japanese history and culture. One of the most well known associations is from the Japanese folklore story of "Momotaro" who carried a flag with two white stripes as he left to battle a band of marauding Oni (ogres) on a distant island who terrorized the region.
The fabric is custom designed by Rampuya exclusively for the Momotaro label. It is a deep blue natural indigo 15.7oz selvedge using super-dense 6s yarn Zimbabwe cotton. The fabric has been soaked in sea water from the Okayama coast, thus it is pre-shrunk and ready-to-wear.
Deer skin patch.
Custom engraved buttons featuring the Momotaro peach.
Single button cuff, copper rivets.
Pink selvedge details can be seen along the interior placket. The pink selvedge is one of the common features of Momotaro denim. The pink (peach) color has come to represent both the region of Okayama (which is known for peaches) and the peach from the Japanese folklore store of "Momotaro".
The jacket has a modern fit which is slim in the arms and throughout the body. The above photo shows the "Going to Battle" jacket and matching denim. The "Going to Battle" denim will arrive in store in mid-June.