Third Act Coat
Cool breezes off Okawa River. Cherry blossoms glittering.
Naoko and I practice hanami: picnicking under a sakura tree (ancient Japanese custom once reserved for Imperial Court).
She picks up a pink petal, murmuring “Shibui.”
She smiles. “Think beautiful in its simplicity.”
“Like this.” I gesture to her classic, fully buttoned collarless coat.
“No, Peterman.” She stands, unbuttoning. “This celebrates me, the unexpected.”
She opens her soft wool coat to reveal a vibrant leopard print lining.
NB: Naoko could teach Hollywood a thing or two about plot development.
Third Act Coat (No. 4081). Highest quality wool blend. Classic designed exterior with soft leopard print lining within. Topstitching abound. Princess seams. Black buttons under hidden front placket. Two on back belt. Light shoulder pads.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.