Vintage Sukajan Child’s 1950s Japan Reversible Tour Jacket

by Ellen Flanz, Bozeman Mont on June 23, 2011

Vintage Sukajan Child’s 1950s Japan Reversible Souvenir Tour Jacket

vintage sukajan child's japan reversible souvenir tour jacket

child's vintage sukajan souvenir jacket

Sukajan jackets were a post-WWII stroke of genius and, in many ways, a cultural astonishment. The notion that a people defeated in a horrific war, through a cataclysmic end of all endings, could then manufacture and peddle to the victors a marketing marvel can catch one up short if one really thinks about it (and I make this point because I’ve seen no examples of anyone actually considering that.) American GIs were happy to send or bring home these souvenir jackets to family and loved ones.

Here we have a less common example of a sukajan jacket made for a child; one side of magenta velvet, reversible to cream satin, quilted, and embroidered on both sides. What kid doesn’t love a transformer? You’ll probably have to take it away because your darling will be trying it this way, then that way, then this way, and that way again…..

See more info, detailed images, and purchase this vintage sukajan jacket.

vintage sukajan jackets child's souvenir japan tour

vintage child's sukajan jacket

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