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Japanese Happi Coats

By Mashur 

Happi coats are traditional short sleeved cotton shirts worn at Japanese festivals and printed with bold icons and patterns. A company in Tokyo who make clothing and accesrories for Japanese festivals is now selling a large selection of vividly printed Happi Coats (¥3,360Prices are approximate only and subject to change.
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); covered in masks, waves, dragons and hypnotic patterns.

The unisex coats are meant to be worn over your clothes or as a shirt, tied at the wait with a belt (or a rope, if you’re going for the full traditional look). In the past Happi were worn by house servants and the crest of the family they served would be printed on the back. Firefighters also wore them, and they would also have their group name or logo printed on the back. These days you’re more likely to see them on drunk businessmen at corporate events, or on the backs of your neighbours at a local community festival in some sunny Tokyo park during the summertime.

Material: 100% cotton
Size: 80, 83, 85, 90, 100cm dress length
Cleaning: Do not dry-clean, or use chlorine-based detergent. Colors may run.

Contributed by Cameron

Cameron is a writer and journalist in Tokyo. He studied psychology and sociology before moving to Japan to explore its publishing, design and art. While living in Japan he has spent his time travelling to rural towns to document traditional Japanese crafts and covering the work of contemporary artists and designers in Tokyo. He is White Rabbit's expert on traditional objects, handcrafted goods and contemporary art.

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  • jojo

    what is the price range of a hapi coat?

  • Lisa Yao

    Hi Jojo, thanks for the question! The price of a happi coat ranges from 3528 to 6888. You can check them out in this link: http://www.mashur.com/subPage/happi/happi/happi.htm

  • bobk522 .

    How long does it take to ship to the US on average?

  • Faye

    I like Happi Coat NM 6621. What is the price in U.S. Dollars? What are the Sizes for Women and Men in U.S. Dollars? How do you place an order? English please.

  • Faye

    Correction from Faye: What are the sizes for Women and Men in U.S. Sizes?

  • Sabina Fischer

    Hi Faye, you can get a quote for the item by following this link and adding the item to your cart (the fields should prepopulate): http://bit.ly/1IIPRul You can also place your order directly through that link.

    However please note this price does won’t include domestic shipping or international shipping.

    The item is available in one size only, the length is 85cm and the width is 68cm.