6/11/2011

Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz Raw Selvedge Denim


The Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" denim series features many of the same design features used on the "Going to Battle" Momotaro line, including the 2 white "warrior" stripes on the back right pocket. The "Going to Battle" stripes are a symbol of Japanese tradition representing honor and strength. Theses 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. These two lines have multiple meaning to the Japanese people and to Rampuya which will discuss further in a more dedicated blog post, today we introduce the denim.

Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz skinny straight raw selvedge denim. Model 0100SP. Sizes 29-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue x Momotaro 0100SP, click here.

Japan Blue's "skinny straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a low rise, runs slim in the leg, and tapers from the thigh to the leg opening. This is currently the slimmest fit offered by either Japan Blue or Momotaro.

Japan Blue x Momotaro "Going to Battle" 14.8oz tight straight raw selvedge denim. Model 0100SP. Sizes 29-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $200. For more information on the Japan Blue x Momotaro 0700SP, click here.

Japan Blue's "tight straight" denim fit is slim in the top block, has a medium rise, runs slim in the leg, and tapers slightly towards the leg opening. Japan Blue's "tight straight" fit is the same "tight straight" fit used in the Momotaro line.

This denim series uses a 14.8oz sanforized raw selvedge denim fabric which has been rope dyed in pure indigo. The fabric is 100% cotton right hand twill with a red & white selvedge.

Contrasting pink thread is used along the inseam. The use of a contrast inseam color is a common feature in both Momotaro and Japan Blue denims. The pink color represents the peach from the "Momotaro" folklore story.

Hidden coin pocket selvedge.

Momotaro/Rampuya custom engraved brushed nickel buttons.

Momotaro copper rivets with the Momotaro peach logo on the back side.

Button fly.

Cowhide leather patch.