Early 1950s Style Acetate Souvenir Jacket "DRAGON HEAD" × "ROARING TIGER The "Year of the Dragon" collection is a reprinting of selected embroidered dragons from among many vintage Sukajan jackets, in honor of the dragon, the zodiac sign for the year 2024. The surface of the design is a detailed depiction of the dragon's head only, commonly known as a "dragon head" pattern. It is based on a work from the early 1950s, newly discovered in recent years, and is the first time it has been reissued by Taylor Toyo. The pale green dragon face and vermilion-tinged flames are the colors of embroidery threads unique to Japan at that time. The body and the lower sleeves are all navy blue, and the one-color white rope piping (usually twisted with two colors) reproduces the vintage down to the smallest detail. The reversible side features a picture of a tiger roaring fiercely in a bamboo forest. Bamboo and tiger" have been considered a good combination since ancient times and have often been used as a motif for Sukajan, but the composition of the crossed bamboos in this work is unparalleled. The red bamboo leaves on the black body are striking, but a closer look at the tiger's embroidery reveals that the outlines of its paws and black stripes are also partially embroidered with red thread to emphasize their power."