Noh costume (happi)

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th or early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 108 x 197.5 cm (42 1/2 center back, includes 2" collar x 77 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

40.175

Medium or Technique

Silk; satin-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (shuchin)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Noh theater jacket (happi) with overall design of flowers and leaves in purple, red, cream, yellow, pink and green silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange ground with interlocing swastika pattern (manji tsunagi) in silver gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with purple plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Gift in memory of Chie Hirano by her friends to the MFA on April 11, 1940

Credit Line

Given in memory of Chie Hirano by her friends