Happi
   Originally a workman's livery coat. A short wrap-around coat worn at festivals. The happi or matsuri hanten ('festival short-coat') is often paired with a hachi-maki headband. In Tokyo hanten are often decorated on the back with the crest or symbol (daimon) of the local mikoshi group (-gumi, -ryu, -ren or -kai). The mikoshi-bearer's outfit is modelled on the dress of Edo period firemen (tobi).

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  • Happi — (法被, 半被) is a traditional Japanese straight sleeved coat usually made of indigo or brown cotton and imprinted with a distinctive mon (crest). Originally, these represented the crest of a family, as happi were worn by house servants. Later, happi… …   Wikipedia

  • Happi — Frauen im Happi auf einem Matsuri Ein Happi (jap. 法被 oder 半被) ist eine traditionelle japanische Jacke, die üblicherweise aus indigoblauer oder brauner Baumwolle besteht, und traditionell mit einem Mon bedruckt ist. Diese Tradition rührt davon,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • happi — noun A loose, informal Japanese coat normally decorated with a distinctive crest. Syn: happi coat …   Wiktionary

  • happi — n. (pl. happis) (also happi coat) a loose informal Japanese coat. Etymology: Jap …   Useful english dictionary

  • happi — [ hapi] noun (plural happis) a loose informal Japanese coat. Origin C19: Japanese …   English new terms dictionary

  • happi coat — [hap′ē] n. [< Jpn + COAT] a short, lightweight Japanese coat worn with a narrow sash over regular clothes, as to protect them from soiling …   English World dictionary

  • happi coat — /ˈhæpi koʊt/ (say hapee koht) noun 1. a Japanese style of light overcoat with straight sleeves, drawn in at the waist with a narrow sash, originally worn by house servants and so having the family crest on the back. 2. a coat in a similar style,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • happi coat — /hap ee/, (sometimes caps.) a Japanese lounging jacket with wide, loose sleeves and often an overlapping front closure usually tied with a sash. [1875 80; < Japn, earlier fappi, var. of fan pi < MChin, equiv. to Chin bàn half + bèi wear] * * * …   Universalium

  • happi coat — /hap ee/, (sometimes caps.) a Japanese lounging jacket with wide, loose sleeves and often an overlapping front closure usually tied with a sash. [1875 80; < Japn, earlier fappi, var. of fan pi < MChin, equiv. to Chin bàn half + bèi wear] …   Useful english dictionary

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