Hand-Painted Bow Tie in Himeji-jo

$ 62.00 

  • Hand-Painted Bow Tie in Himeji-jo
  • Hand-Painted Bow Tie in Himeji-jo

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Reflecting the intricacies of the ancient Himeji castle, this reversible bow tie has been crafted from a vintage hand-painted silk and blue cotton sateen. 

  • 2.25” at widest point
  • Fully adjustable
  • Individually cut / handcrafted
  • Hand-painted silk / cotton sateen
  • Coated nickel hardware


Himeji-jo stands as the finest example of 17th century Japanese Castle Architecture. Located in Himeji City in Hyogo Prefecture, Hemiji-jo was erected by Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the tail end of the 16th century. Sitting upon 107 hectares, the castle served as an important transportation and communication hub for over 270 years until the resurrection of the Meji Dynasty in 1868. At that time, Himeji-jo was overtaken by new government and used as a military establishment. Samurai buildings were demolished on the outskirts of the castle to make room for new military buildings at that time. 
The design of Himeji-jo consist of 83 wooden buildings, all of which maintain many original features. The white plastered walls have many calling it by another name, ‘Castle of the White Heron’ or ‘ Shirasagi-go’.

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