The Sakura tree holds a highly significant symbolism within Japanese culture and history which translates around the world. In ancient Japan, farmers used the blooming of the sakura flowers to help them understand it was time to plant their rice crops. The flowers were considered to be a representation of spring, hope, beauty and new life. A direct reference here by Miyake who executed this fantastically with a beautiful item of clothing.
Here we have a wonderfully crafted piece from such a pivotel era of the Issey Miyake brand. The blazer is constructed in a beautiful ivory flecked cotton base paired, on top, with a high gauge Sakura Tree embroidery contrasting the base. Two lower pockets are seen on the outer front of the blazer with 3 inside pockets, two chest and one lower left coin pocket. A double faced rayon lined tailored blazer, finished off with light corozo buttons for the closure and cuffs. The overall fit is relaxed and slightly oversized with a light feeling on body.