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"Nagoya Harp" Japanese Happi Coat
vintage japanese happi happy coat

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Our Price: $35.00
Material: cotton
Length: 29"
Width: 53"
Body: 48"
Condition: Excellent

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0523HAPPI8

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 pattern of plover flying above cresting waves across the bottom portion of the jacket. Above the plover is a roundel of rice sheaths - perhaps related to the group's logo.

On the front collar is blue with white kanji lettering that can be translated as "Taishogoto, Kinjoryu Style" and it refers to a type of instrument called a Nagoya Harp. Click here to learn more.

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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