Exhibition

Exhibition

PRIDE OF YOKOSUKA
Exhibition of Souvenir Jacket "Sukajyan"

2022 Sat November 19 〜 2022 Sun December 25

Closed: Mon Dec 5


Originally created as souvenir jackets for members of the American military, these jackets connected over time with Yokosuka’s distinctive culture, and a fashion item named after Yokosuka emerged: the Sukajan. This deeply popular Yokosuka original’s name, Sukajan, is a combination of Yokosuka’s “suka” and “jan” from janpaa, a Japanese word for jacket. The core of this exhibition is TAILOR TOYO “TOYO ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.” exceptional vintage souvenir jacket “sukajan”collection.
The exhibition offers a comprehensive view of the fascinating sukajan, which is presently attracting considerable attention on the global fashion scene.It also introduces Dobuita Street, a nickname for the area in Yokosuka with rows of souvenir shops directed at the American military, as it was shortly after the war, through a variety of souvenirs, photographs, and other reference materials. 

Date2022 Sat November 19 – Sun December 25
Hours10:00 – 18:00
ClosedMon December 5
Admission (tax included)Day ticket (Group of 20 persons or more) Adults: ¥1,300 (¥1,040)
University Students/High School students/Senior over 65: ¥1,100 (¥880)
Junior high school students and younger: Free
*Including the admission fee for Collection Gallery
*Entry is free for high school students residing in Yokosuka or students attending high school in Yokosuka.
*Free admission for persons with a disability pass and one accompanying caretaker.    
OrganizerYOKOSUKA MUSEUM OF ART
Special CooperationTOYO ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
CooperationDobuita Street Promotion Association
Planning cooperationDobuita Sukajan Research Society
Grant2022 Community Grant Program (Grant Program for Creating Local Art Environment)
《Bamboo and Roaring Tiger》 Early 50's, TAILOR TOYO “TOYO ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.” 
《Mt. Fuji, Cherry Blossoms and Eagle》  Mid 50's, TAILOR TOYO “TOYO ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.”
《U.S. Soldier Walking Down Dobuita Street》 Oct., 1955, National Archives and Records Administration "Courtesy of Yokosuka City Library"
《Souvenir Shop for U.S. Soldiers on Dobuita Street》 Sep. 1956, National Archives and Records Administration "Courtesy of Yokosuka City Library"