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"Itami Dancers" Japanese Happi Coat
vintage japanese happi happy coat

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Near Kyoto
Our Price: $35.00
Material: cotton
Length: 30"
Width: 50"
Body: 47"
Condition: Excellent

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Product Code: 0523HAPPI3

This listing is for a very 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 color is a light medium blue with a large white bird on the back and a band of florals along the bottom section. Note that the sleeves have a polka dot trim that can be hidden or shown, as desired.

On the front collar is white kanji lettering that can be translated as "Itami Traditional Dance Association". Itami is a town on the outskirts of Osaka, where the domestic Kansai area airport is.

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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