This samurai doll (ningyo) from the beginning of the 19th century is clothed in an outfit made from – you guessed it – hemp. This attire is called a kamishimo and is a fashion item from the Edo period. It consists of a long overcoat with wide pants, which the samurai wore while travelling or during poor weather over his silk clothing and warrior gear. In addition to exhibiting his status, the cape also functioned as an excellent raincoat. In order to make the hemp waterproof, Japanese tailors had come up with something ingenious: the fabric was bathed in the juice of the kaki fruit.