Vintage Happi, Resist-Dyed Festival Coat
This is a men's vintage happi, or festival jacket.
Happi are traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coats of indigo dyed cotton imprinted with a distinctive mon (crest), which are typically worn only to festivals. Originally, the figure found on happi coats represented the crest of a family, as they were worn by house servants. Later, the coats began to display the crests of local shops and organizations.
This particular coat is made of indigo dyed cotton and has a tsutsugaki resist-dyed motif on the reverse that reads “Anpuku Builder”. The coat is in wonderful condition—excellent for wear or display.
sleeve to sleeve: 50.75in; 129cm
length: 31in; 79cm