KIRYU ALOHA's commitment

Handwork by craftsmen


All KIRYU ALOHA shirts are handmade by craftsmen.

Even with the same silk, we take time to sew each piece one by one in order to accommodate the different hardness and fineness of the stitches depending on the fabric.

The sewing threads and buttons are carefully selected one by one to match the color, pattern, and texture of the fabric.

The entire production process is handled by craftsmen in Kiryu City, and a one-of-a-kind aloha shirt is created from a single kimono.




Aloha shirt made with kimono


About 100 years ago, Japanese people who immigrated to Hawaii took the kimonos they brought with them and turned them into shirts.

KIRYU ALOHA purchases antique kimonos that are close to those of the time, and then unravels, washes, and reshapes the kimonos to create aloha shirts, following the example of Japanese people in the past.


There is a seam called the back stitch in the center of the back of the kimono.

In the old days, the eyes were thought to have a talismanic effect, and the stitching on the back was said to prevent evil spirits from sneaking up on you from behind.

This back seam is reproduced and a seam is also made on the back of the shirt.


Kimono is an important part of Japanese culture that has been preserved to this day.

This is a one-of-a-kind item that has been carefully crafted so that you can experience the texture and color pattern of silk by changing its shape.




traditional coconut button


KIRYU ALOHA shirts use coconut buttons.

Coconut buttons, which are often used on vintage aloha shirts, are the most typical button used on aloha shirts, and are made from coconuts.


In the past, there was a definition that a shirt could not be called an ``Hawaiian shirt'' unless it had buttons made of coconut or palm tree material.


The button on the front is the face of the shirt.

Buttons made of natural materials harmonize with silk fabrics.