The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Edo Period  
152 - Commoner in a han-gappa (coat for rtravel).
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1 Kosode
2 Tekoh
3 Furiwake-nimotsu
4 Tekoh
5 Momohiki
6 Kyahan
7 Waraji
8 Suge-gasa
9 Wakizashi
The figure in the photo wears a "han-gappa"; the "kappa" raincoat is a raincoat modeled on the Capa overcoat which the missionaries of Spain wore in the Momoyama era; it is the coat which improved the "hikimawashi" coat. It is a half-body and with sleeves, and it is Japanesque coat with a front deep overlap. It was originated by in the Kanbun period; it is called the "han-gappa(=half kappa)" coat. The collar stands.There is a "buttonhook" called "shozoku" to the upper part.It was used for the traveling. This became the prototype of the"hifu"jacket or the" Kohto (=coat)" in future generations. What has the long length of a "han-gappa" half raincoat was called a "naga-gappa" raincoat. The figure in the photo iws in the sytle of the townspeople in the latter half of Edo era; the "kosode", kimono with short sleeves, is rolled up to the hips; the Hkata-no-obi belt, the "matahiki" pants,the indigo-blue "kyahan" leg covers,the indigo-blue "tabi" socks,and the "waraji" sandals are worn.