Whether you call them Hapi coats, happi coats, happy coats, or by their traditional name of haori, these Japanese kimono jackets are infinitely wearable. The Hapi coat is a traditional Japanese kimono jacket that serves as a light coat to be worn over kimono. Hapi were originally meant to be worn by men as a companion to the hakama. In general, the wearing of Hapi by men was well established, but the wearing of them by women did not become popular until the Edo period.The original function of the Hapi was to keep the kimono from being exposed to the elements.
These short robes make ideal clothing. We have a wide selection of business-like, everyday, and dressy Hapi. The actual length varies but is generally above the knee. Hapi length is indicated in the product description. Hapi are made to be worn open. Sometimes, they have a small tie on the inside to keep the front edges together.
Traditional kimono dress for sale is our specialty here at www.VintageKimono.com. You can purchase traditional Japanese clothing that authentically conforms to kimono history. You can shop for many Japanese kimono robe designs and kimono sash creations... we'll make custom sashes, too. If you are here to buy or just browse, we appreciate your visit to our website today and look forward to serving you.