Man kumi happi, back Daily Japanese Textile IMG_1185

Happi (commercial jacket)

The crest on the back of this jacket appears to read MAN (万), the character for 10,000.

Man kumi happi, front Daily Japanese Textile IMG_1190

MAN is the name of one of the central Edo firefighting groups, but no firefighting affiliation is mentioned on the collar. The blue diamonds of the material are also the character 万, reconfigured to fit in the diamond shape.

Man kumi happi, lining Daily Japanese Textile IMG_1191

The bright red cotton phoenix lining is unusual, but juxtaposes nicely with the geometric blue and white outer.

Man kumi happi, crest Daily Japanese Textile IMG_1187

Man kumi happi, fiber close up Daily Japanese Textile IMG_1199