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Jacket - I Sato, Black & Grey Check, circa 1930s Reg. No: HT 24580
- Black and grey checked jacket made by I. Sato, a Japanese tailor in South Yarra, Melbourne, circa 1930s. It was used by Japanese immigrant Setsutaro Hasegawa circa 1930s-1940s.
Setsutaro Hasegawa migrated to Australia in 1897 at the age of 29. This was just four years before the introduction of the Immigration Restriction Act which virtually banned immigration to Australia from Asia. Setsutaro established a laundry business in Geelong. By 1910 he had married an Australian-born woman and had several children. In 1941 Setsutaro was interned at Tatura as an enemy alien, he was over 70 years old. He was released at the end of World War II, and unlike most Japanese interns he was not deported. Setsutaro returned to Geelong where he remained for the rest of his life.
- Black and grey wool check jacket, single breasted with lapels. There are three black plastic buttons down the front of the jacket, three black plastic buttons on each sleeve cuff and one button hole on the lapel. The jacket has four pockets on front and one inside pocket. The jacket's body is lined with black cotton material and the arms are lined with white cotton with blue stripes.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Andrew Hasegawa, 2009
|Dimensions:||690 mm (Height), 440 mm (Width), 540 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||length (shoulder to cuff); width (waist to waist); height (collar to tail).|
|Tagged with:||tailoring, japanese immigration, japanese communities, internment camps, world war ii 1939-1945, white australia policy, clothing trade, clothing, jackets|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Setsutaro Hasegawa, Japanese Migrant, 1897, Ichigo Sato, Japanese Migrant & Tailor, circa 1890s|
|Inscriptions:||Inside collar labelled with the tailor's details: 'I. Sato. Japanese Ladies Tailor / 51 Toorak Rd: South Yarra'.|
|Manufacturer:||I. Sato Tailor, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s|
|User:||Mr Setsutaro Hasegawa, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1930s|
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