Japanese firefighter's hanten 半纏 (heavier weight coat made popular in the 18th century) with sashiko 刺し子 (traditional hand stitching or quilting used as reinforcement and decoration) throughout. The coat is made from multiple layers of cotton held together with upwards of 100 stitches per square inch.
One side features interlinked diamonds with a coin, at the center kanji. The reverse features a chevron pattern with kanji in a circle.
- 19th Century
- 47" x 48" (width, height)