Classic Japanese School Uniform Buruma (Bloomer) Gym Clothes
Known as buruma (ブルマ), also burumā (ブルマー), bloomers were introduced to Japan as women’s clothing for physical education in 1903. After the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, a newer style of bloomers which fit the body closer, similar to volleyball uniforms, became commonplace. Around the mid-1990s, however, schools and individuals began to choose longer, looser sports shorts instead, citing modesty concerns. Most schools have dropped the close-fitting buruma athletic wear in favor of newer styles, but the classic buruma is still available from uniform suppliers. Many people are also interested in buruma (bloomers) for cosplay events.
Our classic Japanese School Uniform Gym and Sports Buruma (Bloomer) Shorts are Made in Japan! (more…)