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"Sukajan" which is being bought and sold at a high price due to its design attracting attention in European maisons these days.
Did you know that Sukajan actually originated in Japan?
This time, we would like to briefly introduce the history of Sukajan and the products inspired by TrendyJapan.net Sukajan designs!
1. History of Sukajan:
In the late 1940s, right after World War II, sukajan was born on Dobuita Street in Yokosuka. Around that time, the Yokosuka district of Kanagawa Prefecture was occupied by the U.S. Marine Corps, and the first souvenirs in Japan were the crests of the units they belonged to, and embroidery that reminded them of Japan, such as the dragon and the eagle. It is said that the bomber jackets that the Marines ordered to be made to order by seamstresses living in Yokosuka were the beginning.
In the 1970s, Japanese celebrities began wearing Yokosuka embroidered bomber jackets, which quickly became popular in Japan.
2. Why do we say "Sukajan" instead of "Souvenir Jacket"?
The origin of the name is said to have been named by Japanese youths in the 1970s. “Jacket that can only be bought in Yokosuka” = “Sukajan (Yokosuka + jacket abbreviation)”
3. The popularity exploded in Japan in the 1970s, and did it continue to be popular after that?
In fact, its popularity began to decline in the 1980s, but in the 1990s, an unprecedented "Amekaji" (short for American casual) boom occurred in Japan, and a large amount of clothes were imported from the United States. Among them, the vintage “Sukajan” was imported together and became popular again among young people in Japan.
4. Are there any towns or cities that sell a lot of second-hand sukajans?
In Tokyo, Harajuku Cat Street, where TrendyJapan.net recently participated in a pop-up event, used to be famous. Now, there are many shops sell such second-hand Sukajan all over Japan.
5. Popularity of Sukajan to the world: In the 21st century, the design became popular from the Paris collection, and then spread to each European maison. These days, famous brand sukajans are sold at high prices.
TrendyJapan.net has announced a Sukajan-style design collection in 2021 and continues to sell it. The price is kept as low as possible, and because it is new, you can experience the chic and pop Japanese subculture, and it is made with the concept of pursuing "customer's favorite style".
For details, please check the items below. In addition, it is possible to purchase directly from the bottom, so even those who are in a hurry should be able to check it easily.
In fact, the iPhone case that the founder of TrendyJapan.net loves has also adopted the sukajan style design!
The iPhone case introduced above is one of the favorite products of the founder of Trendy Japan Net. Please be sure to check your model before purchasing and select the appropriate model type. Unfortunately, the iPhone 14 series has not yet been released, so please understand that.
We also have iPhone cases with other designs!
This is also a popular "skeleton type" in Japan!
The sukajan-style bomber jacket is designed using Photoshop on TrendyJapan.net, and has a "family crest" logo on the left chest that is reminiscent of Japan. In addition, "Dragon" is designed with the image of Tokyo, the city that never sleeps, and is tailored to the back print that combines "Nightless City" and "Tokyo (cool katakana design)".
On the other hand, the tiger has long been loved as an auspicious animal in Japan, so I designed it with that in mind. In addition, for better or worse, there is a culture of "consideration" in Japan, and we use that phrase in the design of the back print.