Samue – traditional Japanese clothing that becomes even more familiar and comfortable with wear
Have you heard or read about samue? Samue is a type of Japanese clothing that's closest to Western wear with a jacket and pants completing the ensemble.
Originally, it was worn by Zen Buddhist monks during their daily duties of asceticism such as meditating, cleaning, and working in the fields, thus it has been known as work wear. This precious clothing has remained unchanged throughout its long history, and it is still worn today.
When you try it on, you instantly know it is very easy to move around in a samue. And by simply putting it on, you can immediately feel and enjoy its Japanese style in a casual way without ever feeling too formal or pretentious. For this reason, it is often worn during meditation these days. Moreover, because it is traditional Japanese clothing, it is also a favorite among potters, bonsai artists, and chefs. It is also used as a uniform in Japanese restaurants and inns.
Because it can be worn in all seasons, it has a wide range of uses. In modern times, it has become popular not only as loungewear, but also as a new kind of unique, Japanese-inspired fashion where it is worn as a set or just the jacket.
With its no-waste production methods, people and environmental-friendliness, and its spirit of long-lasting and careful use, traditional Japanese clothing is one of the world's outstanding forms of culture. Even among all kinds of Japanese clothing, samue embodies the traditional Japanese spirit of Zen and wabi-sabi. With samue, you can embrace these traditions and culture and start living a relaxed and simple life that's kind to others and to nature.
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