Origin of Aloha shirt

Hawaiian shirts are said to have originated from Japanese kimonos.

Japanese immigrants who worked in sugar plants and agriculture in the late 19th century and early 20th century favored palaka shirts because they resembled Japanese cotton kasuri.

A palaka is an open-collared shirt worn by sailors in Europe, and it is said that the Aloha shirt originated from a kimono remade in the palaka style.

There is also a story that local people who were fascinated by Japanese patterns wanted to make shirts from Japanese fabrics.

After World War II, mainland Americans began to visit Hawaii, and Hawaiian shirts became popular in the mainland.

And now it is a shirt that is loved all over the world.