Hanten

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A red hanten on a hanger.

Hanten (袢纏; also 半纏, 半天, or 袢天?), a short winter coat, is an item of traditional Japanese clothing. The coat started to be worn, especially by the common people, in the 18th century during the Edo period.

The shape of the hanten bears a resemblance to the haori and is worn by both males and females. The facing and lining are padded with thick layer of wadded cotton for warmth. The collar is usually made of black sateen. Hanten often display a family crest or other designs.

See also[edit]

  • Banbi, a Chinese jacket

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia.