A Haori is a short jacket worn over the kimono. First worn only by men, in the Taisho era (1912-1926) it became very popular with women. As with the kimono, some are worn for formal occasions and some for everyday wear. The whole range of Japanese Handicraft skills can be used in the decoration of the Haori, embroidery, shibori (tie dye), Yuzen dyed, Urushi (metallic woven threads). There is plenty of scope if you are looking for something unique, to wear, for that special occasion.