Japonsche rock definition

A Dutch term for the Japanese kimono with cotton padding.  The garment was worn indoors by European men during the 17th and 18th centuries.  The kimonos were imported by the East India Company.  However, since there was a shortage of the number of imported Japanese kimonos, gowns created with indienne were made to meet the need.  In Holland, both these gowns were called “Japonsche rocken.”