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"Telecom" Japanese Happi Coat
vintage japanese happi happy coat

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I love phones
Our Price: $35.00
Material: cotton
Length: 30"
Width: 50"
Body: 46"
Condition: Excellent

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0523HAPPI5


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 bright lime green with a white checkerboard motif across the hemline. A large, white logo on the back seems to include a cresent moon and an old-fasioned telephone receiver.

On the front collar is white kanji lettering that can be translated as "I love public phones" and "Japanese Public Telephone Association" .

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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