Matjeplus Sasawashi Capeline Womans Hut Kawasaki City Japan

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Style: sc001 (Beige)
Sale price$110.70 Regular price$201.40


This stylish capeline combines an Oriental-inspired top woven with traditional Japanese sasawashi yarns of different textures and a resilient, urban-inspired cotton-nylon gabardine.
A capeline is a wide-brimmed women's hat. Long-brimmed hats are fashionable in their own right, but when combined with a soft and cool top carefully knitted by hand and a glossy woven brim, the contrast of materials makes the hat unique and spectacular.
This is the perfect item for a fresh and fashionable look in the warmer seasons. The brim has a wire at the tip so that it can be folded up and worn as desired, and a UV-blocking core with a light-shielding rate of 83% to protect against the sun.
The hat has a size adjuster on the inside so that you can keep the overall shape intact while tweaking it to your desired fit.
Adjust it according to your hair style and the weather that day.


Sasawashi is a natural Japanese paper yarn made from Kumasasa bamboo, which has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times and grows only at altitudes of 1,000 meters or more. Kumasasa bamboo, which has long been used in medicine, has natural antibacterial and deodorant properties, and this yarn is also treated to block UV rays and repel water, making it a perfect material for hats. The slightly thin, untwisted Japanese paper yarn is carefully knitted by hand, making it soft and cool to wear.
The brim is made of cotton-nylon gabardine, a unique fabric that is taut, strong, and resistant to friction, yet still has a wrinkled and lived-in feel.
The hat can easily be folded up and stowed in your bag when you are out of doors, and is a great accompaniment to travel.

Our Story

Straw hats are often used by people during the hot seasons and regions. They are cool and easy to wear, but are rigid and cannot be folded. If there is a gap between the brim and face, it can be lacking as sun protection, and many designs come across as childish. We were looking for something cooler and more elegant in terms of the material used, and we came across Japanese sasawashi yarn. There are hats on the market that are woven with this bamboo grass and Japanese paper yarn, but their protection against sunburn on the brim area is still lacking. We decided to combine this type of hat with a woven material featuring a UV-blocking core between the brim, the result of which is a hat that is not only functional, but also unique and fashionable.
It can even be washed by hand, so you'll always feel fresh and clean using it.


Simply wipe the inside with a lightly wrung cloth and let it dry to enjoy a comfortable wear. This item can be cleaned at home by hand by washing periodically. However, due to the characteristics of the material, the antibacterial, anti-odor, UV-blocking, and water-repellent effects will fade with age. The wire in the brim makes it easy to fold, but note that if you constantly fold it in one place, the wire may in rare cases break due to strain.
About Matjeplus

I could not find a hat that was comfortable, washable, and fashionable, even though I searched for one during my own child-rearing years and while my family and friends were recovering from illnesses. This is the event that inspired me to make hats. Hats, like clothes, are like coats, some of which cannot be washed at home, but are still nice, and some of which can be rattled around in the washing machine, but are not quite as stylish as they should be. What I want to offer is a hat that is fashionable and stylish, that will make you feel a little better about your daily outings, that can be conveniently folded up when you go out, and that you can wash at home and always feel good about wearing.


Kawasaki City Store

KAWASAKI CITY STORE will send the curated collection of products from City of Kawasaki in Japan for everyone around the world We promise to support customers kindly, courteously and promptly based on O-mo-te-n-shi mind!

KAWASAKI CITY is located just west of Tokyo in Japan. As a part of Tokyo metropolitan area, the city has contributed Japanese industrialization and modernization.

Furthermore, KAWASAKI CIY is one of The 53 Stations of the Tokaido (Hiroshige Utagawa, 1832-1833) and is along the Tokaido road, the highway connecting Edo to Kyoto. Accordingly, we respect not only Japanese modern cultures but also Japanese traditional cultures. Through this store, overseas customers can purchase a variety of products made by Japanese specialists from glass artisans to sheet metal workers.

KAWASAKI CITY STORE is a one-year limited store from December 2022 and is operated by a joint venture between j-Grab Inc. and JTB Corporation, commissioned by City of Kawasaki. We also plan a pop-up shop for show rooming in Cambodia, Singapore and USA. Customers can check our products in the real world at the shop and place an order through this online store.

Customers can check our products in the real world at the shop and place an order through this online store.

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