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  • AB 76-132 Kimono (back)
  • AB 76-133 Kimono (back)

What is it?
Uniform Skirt
What is it made of?
Where is it from?
When was it made?
Object ID

This girl's navy pleated skirt is part of a school uniform. The skirt has a back zipper (pulling from the seam), and is missing either a button or a clasp at the waist. The fabric is a cotton/polyester blend.

This skirt is part of a "sailor fuku," a common style of uniform worn by female middle school students. The uniform generally consists of a blouse attached with a sailor-style collar and a pleated skirt.

The Japanese school uniform, also known as seifuku, is modeled on European-style naval uniforms and was first used in Japan in the late 19th century. During the Meiji period (1868-1912), the country was flooded with many styles of Western dress, especially long dresses and trousers. Styles were sometimes mixed; students would wear either Western style uniforms or clothes showing both Western and Japanese influence. Today, school uniforms are common in many of the Japanese public and private school systems. 

Purchased by The Children's Museum, 1992.
2012.3.2 Uniform Skirt