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Aloha shirt

Aloha shirt (Aloha shirt) ispineapple,HulaWomen who danceト ロ ピ カ ルImotif, Goldfish, tiger, etc.OrientalA colorful motif (called a Japanese pattern) is dyed in gorgeous and colorful colors.silk,Rayon,polyester,cottonMade using fabrics such asOpen collar shirt.

"Aloha" isHawaiian"Favor" "愛情""mercy"Gentle feelings" "Compassion" "挨 拶There is a meaning such as.

As the name "Aloha shirt" was registered as a trademark (described later), it was used as a general noun.Hawaiian shirtSometimes called.1930 eraStarted rapid development as a resort area from the middleHawaiiso,ResortIt came to be made as clothing or Hawaiian souvenirs.


For origin,Japan OfkimonoArose from.

19st centuryFrom the end20st centuryAt the beginning, Japanese immigrants who were engaged in sugar plants and agricultureParaca(EuropeThe open-collared shirt worn by the sailors in Japan)cottonKasuriI liked it because it resembled, and it was a carry-on item.Eur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.euIt is said that the origin is that it was remade in a Paraca style when it was reused.Other than that,The origin is that a local person who was attracted to the beauty of Japanese kimono asked to "make a kimono a shirt".There is also a theory.

1935XNUM X Month X NUM X Day,HonoluluYou can also see the word "Aloha shirt" in the advertisement posted on "Honolulu Advertiser" by the clothing store "Musashiya Shorten Ltd.".Musashiya Shorten was called "Musashiya" when it was founded.1904Founded by Chotaro Miyamoto, one of the first official immigrants in JapanClothIt was a company that made shirts using.1915When Chotaro passed away, his eldest son, Koichiro, who lived in Japan, returned to Hawaii and the store name was "Musashiya Shorten" ("Musashiya Shorten".JapaneseName: Musashiya Kimono Store).

Also, a Chinese merchant named Ellery J. Chan1936"Aloha Sportswear", next1937Has applied for trademark registration of "Aloha Shirt" and has been allowed exclusive use for 20 years.[1].

The fabric is initiallysilk,1950 eraUntilRayonWas the mainstream,1960 eraEnterpolyesterHas replaced silk and rayon (note that materials such as silk and rayon have been revived due to the recent vintage boom).Most fabrics in Hawaii did not have a dyeing and weaving factory that could dye the delicate and colorful fabrics used for Hawaiian shirts.AmericaImported from the mainland or Japan.Especially in Japan京都There are many dyeing factories with advanced technology centered on, and we were able to supply a large amount of inexpensive and high quality fabrics in small lots.[2]Because,Second World WarThroughout the front and back, many Hawaiian shirt fabrics were made in Japan.

As for the buttons, palm trees and palm nuts (coconut) Only those that use buttons are Aloha shirts (some are expensive in vintage etc.), and if they are made of plastic, they are not called Aloha shirts but are called "print shirts" or "Aloha-style shirts". However, in Japan today, most stores do not depend on this classification, and many Japanese do not know this classification, and most people call it an aloha shirt with an open collar and a printed pattern.In fact, it was often used around the 1950s, especially for Japanese-patterned shirts and cotton shirts.BambooVarious materials are used, such as those made of shells, which are often used for high-end silk shirts in the 1930s, and those made of metal with the coat of arms that were popular in silk shirts in the mid-1950s. I came.Even now, these are sometimes used to produce a vintage feel.

1950By the time, the production of Hawaiian shirts was the main focus.ClothesIndustrysugar, Became the third industry in Hawaii after pineapple, celebrating the golden age of Hawaiian shirts.1940 eraFrom the middle of the year, with the background of industrial development1947"Aloha Week" starting with1948"Aloha Wednesday",1956Various use promotion campaigns by the public and private sectors such as "Aloha Friday" starting from the beginning were tried.

  • Aloha Week: An event that expands on traditional Hawaiian festivals.During Aloha Week, he was allowed to work in Hawaiian shirts in various workplaces.
  • Aloha Wednesday: Campaign by shirt makers and retailers.On Wednesday, he was encouraged to work in an aloha shirt.
  • Aloha Friday: A campaign advocated by the Hawaiian Fashion Association, which has been passed down to this day as Casual Wear Day.

1960 eraWith the advent of durable polyester that is easy to wash, the wearing of Hawaiian shirts is accelerating in various life scenes, and along with that, in addition to traditional open-collared shirts.pulloverThings andButton downThings will also be made.The fabric was sewn inside outcottonAloha shirts from Aloha shirts also appeared around this time, and their modest colors are still favored by office workers.


Formal wear

Through such various efforts over a long period of time, Hawaiian shirts are not only worn in offices and restaurants, but also in ceremonies and ceremonies.Ceremonial occasionBut it is allowed to be worn by men in HawaiiFormal wearIt came to be recognized as.Nowadays, it's more than just resort wear, it's HawaiianNational costume(On the contrary, it is now used as a casual summer outfit.T-shirtIs more common).

If you wear it as formal wearTPOLauhala means "the end of all things" in the sense of condolences at the funeral. (LauhalaMaile with a leaf pattern, which means "tie" because it grows while being entwined at the wedding ceremony (mailThe handle of the leaves, ur (meaning the start of a great career) at the time of departure or the beginning of a businessBreadfruit) With a wooden handle is said to be good[2].

Handling abroad

JapaneseKanagawaChigasaki,TottorioldHaai Town(CurrentYurihama Town),KagoshimaIbusuki,WakayamaShirahama, South Korea OfJejuIn areas that call themselves "Oriental Hawaii,"MunicipalitiesIt is a tradition for staff to wear Hawaiian shirts during the summer, and station staff to wear Hawaiian shirts.Broadcasting station in OsakaIt is customary to be featured in the news.Also,FukushimaIwaki OfSpa Resort HawaiiansThen the guestæµ´è¡£Wear an aloha shirt instead of.Similar tastes all over the countryHealth landIt is also scattered around.

OkinawaIn the countrysideAloha shirtWas created with the motifKariyushi wearIs popularized as "summer light clothing".

American casualIn fashion centered on, Aloha is gaining popularity even as a summer outfit.Old Hawaiian aloha shirtsPremiumPriced items are also available.Products that imitate those old Aloha designs are from Japanese American casual brandsSupportIs sold as.


2012(24)University entrance examination center examinationIn the English listening of this exam, questions about the origin and history of Hawaiian shirts were asked.


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  1. ^ "THE ALOHA SHIRT-The Spirit of Hawaii, All About Aloha Shirts" by Dale Hope and Gregory Tozian, translated by Reiko Kobayashi, Design Exchange ISBN 978-4-90-085299-0 2003
  2. ^ a b Susumu Michizoe "Evolving Aloha" "Hana hou!", Hawaiian Airlines, 2012, p. 22.


  • "Aloha Style" <World Mook>, World Photo Press, 2000.
  • Dale Hope, Gregory Tozian "THE ALOHA SHIRT Hawaiian Spirit, All About Aloha Shirts" Translated by Reiko Kobayashi, Design Exchange, 2003.
  • Susumu Michizoe "Evolving Aloha" "Hana hou!", Hawaiian Airlines, 2012.

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