Japan is not an easy country to do clothes shopping in if you’re tall. According to Japan’s National Health and Nutrition Survey for 2017, the average height of Japanese women in their twenties is 157.5 cm (5’1), so it comes as no surprise that there’s a noticeable lack of clothing for anyone who’s taller than that.

Luckily, a new Japanese brand has entered the market in the hopes of providing ready-to-wear fashion for those who fall outside of the average, with pieces made for women with heights ranging from 165 cm (5’4”) to 185 cm (6’).

The brand is called Miharu, and it stemmed out of an already existing brand called Ayetaka, which is being marketed as a luxury clothing brand for women 168 cm (5’5”) and taller. Miharu was launched on September 10, 2021, and kicked off with six items for their autumn-winter collection.

Compared to its sister brand, Miharu’s pieces are sold at lower prices, with one blouse coming in at 8,800 yen and an ankle-length skirt priced at 12,100 yen. Blouses, skirts, dresses, and pajamas are divided into two sizes, S for those who are 165 to 174 cm (5’4” to 5’7”) in height, and M for 175 to 185 cm (5’7” to 6’). Meanwhile, overalls and coats have three: S (165 to 172cm, or 5’4” to 5’6”), M (173 to 177 cm, or 5’6” to 5’8”), and L (178 to 185 cm, or 5’8” to 6’).

All of Miharu’s pieces are currently up on their online store, and can be pre-ordered by those living in Japan.

By - Jen Laforteza.