AB 1007


  • 2013.4.1 Kimono (back)
  • 2012.6.4 Kimono (back)
  • 2012.6.2 Kimono (back)
  • 2009.169.1 a-c Jinbei & Haramaki
  • AB 1007 Haori Coat (back)
  • AB 1002 s1 Wedding Kimono (back)
  • AB 76-53 Wedding Kimono (back)
  • 2012.3.5 Uniform (Jacket)
  • AB 76-133 Kimono (back)
  • AB 76-103 Hakama
  • 2012.3.3 Boy Scout Uniform (Shirt)
  • 2012.3.7 Uniform Pants
  • 2012.3.2 Uniform Skirt
  • AB 76-138 Tsuke Obi
  • AB 66-5 a Obi
  • AB 1 1002 c s3 Jacket
  • 2012.3.4 Jacket (front)
  • 2012.3.1 Jacket
  • 2012.4 Wedding Kimono
  • AB 76-132 Kimono (back)
What is it?
Haori Coat
What is it made of?
Where is it from?
When was it made?
Object ID
AB 1007

This haori (traditional coat) is intended to be worn over a kimono. The jacket is knee-length and reversible. The haori is black on one side with wisteria blossoms painted on both sides of the sleeves in yellow and orange; the leaves are green and maroon. The front features a similar design on the lower part in the same colors, with the addition of one blue bunch. The other side, the lining, is pale green with a 12-inch border at the bottom in black. The flowers depicted include pale roses; lavender chrysanthemums; orange, blue, and lavender daisies with green leaves; and orange wisteria. The Tokugawa family mon (crest), called the maruni mitsu aoi, is printed on the center of the back, on the sleeves, and on the front.

A haori is a short jacket that is typically worn over a kimono. Originally worn by men, haori became acceptable for both sexes to wear during the Meiji period (1868-1912). Haori are occasionally mistaken for happi coats; the two are similar in design but happi are usually made of cotton and are intended for festivals rather than as outerwear. 

A mon (also known as a kamon) is a Japanese family crest. Similar to coats of arms in the European tradition, a mon identifies a specific individual, family, or group/guild. Mon are usually found decorating clothing, armor, weapons, roof tiles, fans, passports, and even food labels.


Donated by Mrs. John Rettinger, 1947.
AB 1007 Haori Coat (back)