1950's Japanese Souvenir Reversible Jacket "Black & Gold"


21.5" Armpit 
25" Length 
32" Back-neck to Sleeve   


Here is a rare 1950s souvenir jacket in a unique black and gold combination.
On the black side, there is a beautifully embroidered eagle, while the gold side features a stunning dragon design.
The jacket has acquired a charming patina over time and bears some stains on the sleeve and holes on the rib. Despite these minor imperfections, it is considered to be in very good condition for a souvenir jacket.

Large-sized jackets with such exquisite embroideries and colors are incredibly hard to come by.

The Jananese souvenir jacket (aka Sukajan) has a fascinating origin story! It traces back to the post-World War II era when soldiers stationed in Japan brought back special custom-made jackets adorned with beautiful Japanese motifs like dragons and hawks. These jackets became treasured mementos for themselves and their families upon returning to America, symbolizing the incredible cultural exchange between Japan and the United States. Nowadays, Sukajan jackets are iconic, representing the perfect fusion of Japanese and American influences, showcasing a truly unique blend of East and West.