January 14, 2007
This type of coat is worn in bed. It is for sitting or lying in bed. Some jackets are short and made just to cover the shoulders. They are worn while sleeping because blankets don't cover shoulders and neck. Houses here are not fully heated, especially at night.
There are sales of winter pajamas and bed jackets.
This is a house jacket called hanten. It comes down to just below the hips. Some of these are really thick and quilted. The sleeves do not go all the way to the wrists. Some people wear them while sitting at a kotatsu or heater table. Here's a post about our kotatsu.
Here is another hanten.