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12-01-2024 Journal

Spring / Summer 2024 Pre · Kesagiri

SPRING / SUMMER 2024 PRE · KESAGIRI

Traditionally practised in Japanese swordsmanship, Kesagiri is the study of angles and anatomy taught by Iaido schools and dates back to Japan’s Edo period.

Compounded from two words, the first ‘kesa’ is in relation to the robes worn by Buddhist monks. ‘Giri’ or ‘Kiri’ means to cut, referring to the intricate yet fatal strikes in sword fighting.

Maharishi interprets Kesagiri in a series of natural garment-dyed staples inspired by sportswear such as crew sweats, shorts and pants in seasonal colours subdued blue and pink panther.

Explosed flatlock seams are a subtle nod to the way a lethal, diagonal sword cut is performed in the Japanese Kesagiri tradition.

Model wears (from left): 5000 Kesagiri Hemp Oversized T-Shirt

Model wears (from left): 5002 Kesagiri Hemp Hooded Sweat, 5004 Kesagiri Hemp Sweat Shorts, 9348 MILTYPE Tabi Sock · 3 Pack, Birkenstock Arizona VL Shearling

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