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SS39231 / SUN SURF SPECIAL EDITION HAWAIIAN SHIRT “FLOWER BLOOMING FOLKTALE”

SS39231 / SUN SURF SPECIAL EDITION HAWAIIAN SHIRT “FLOWER BLOOMING FOLKTALE”

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This piece was produced by K. Isoshima Shoten's brand "Hale Aloha" in the late 1940s, and was sewn in Hawaii using fabric printed at a Japanese dyeing factory at the time.It is based on an unpublished vintage aloha shirt newly acquired in recent years.This is the first reprint of "Hale Aloha" under the actual name.

The motif of the design is "Takasago," one of the plays of Noh, a traditional Japanese performing art.The design is extremely auspicious, depicting an old couple holding a rake to gather good fortune and a broom to ward off evil spirits, as well as pine trees, bamboo, plum trees, cranes, and the rising sun, all of which are symbols of japan.

The Japanese immigrants of the time who crossed the ocean to live in Hawaii, thinking of their distant homeland, were supported by designs that reminded them of Japan.
Therefore, there are many oriental designs (Japanese patterns) on vintage Aloha shirts, and pieces based on traditional Japanese culture have also been found.

TITLE: “FLOWER BLOOMING FOLKTALE”
ORIGINAL BRAND NAME: HALE ALOHA -ISOSHIMA-
ESTIMATED MANUFACTURING DATES: LATE 1940s
FABRIC: RAYON KABE CREPE
PRINTING METHOD: OVER PRINTING
PRINTING PATTERN: ORIENTAL DESIGN

Size ShoulderWidth BodyWidth BodyLength SleeveLength
S Around 44.0cm Around 55.0cm Around 66.5cm Around 20.5cm
M Around 45.0cm Around 58.0cm Around 67.5cm Around 21.0cm
L Around 49.0cm Around 59.5cm Around 71.0cm Around 22.0cm
XL Around 50.0cm Around 63.0cm Around 71.0cm Around 22.0cm
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