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"Yabane" Japanese Happi Coat
vintage japanese happi happy coat

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Our Price: $35.00
Material: cotton
Length: 33"
Width: 54"
Body: 47"
Condition: Excellent

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0523HAPPI4


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 circle of joined arrow fletchings - called yabane in Japanese.

On the front collar is white kanji lettering that can be translated as "Yazakiyama Honjoin - Sami District Bon Dance Association". Yazakiyama is a mountain in Nagano Prefecture.

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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