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"Pinwheel Matsuri" Japanese Happi Coat
vintage japanese happi happy coat

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Tenmangu Shrine
Our Price: $35.00
Material: cotton
Length: 29"
Width: 49"
Body: 46"
Condition: Excellent

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Product Code: 0523HAPPI10

This listing is for a vintage happi coat - typically worn for parades or festivals, and usually decorated with auspicious designs or kanji that refer to an event sponsor, community organization, or even the town government.

The background is a medium blue with a design in red and white. The large, red kanji character on the back is "matsuri", meaning festival. It is surrounded by spinning pinwheels that might refer to fireworks, and a checkered pattern around the hem.

On the front collar is white kanji lettering that is translated as "Nakaishiki District" and "Tenmangu Shrine".

Watch the video below on the Gion Matsuri - a summer festival in Kyoto that features huge parade floats pulled by (mostly) men in happi coats! The coats are also worn by observers along the very crowded sidewalks!

Gion Matsuri 2022

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