Japan match worn football shirt – Kirin Cup 1988

A new addition, this wonderful match worn Japan shirt. From my research, I believe this style of shirt was only used in the Kirin Cup of 1988. The four team tournament featured Flamengo, Bayer Leverkusen, China and hosts Japan. From 1989, the Japanese jersies were made by Adidas in a very similar style, as seen in this footage of Japan vs Indonesia. This version was produced by Puma in Japan. Number 4 was worn by versatile defender Toru Sano, and big thanks to Murdo Murray who runs the excellent Japan Programmes website for providing the scan from the match programme.