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"Telecom" Japanese Happi Coat

"Telecom" Japanese Happi Coat

I love phones

Regular price $35.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

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!

Length: 30"
Width: 50"
Body/Hips: 46"
Made In (Estimated): 1990s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Cotton
Technique: Printed
Colors: Green, White
Motifs: Kanji, Happi, Chains


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