Haramaki used to be a part of Japanese samurai armor wrapped around the waist. Their role in mortal combat has been forgotten and instead they now have a more modern and practical purpose, giving you warmth at night and keeping your waist slim and tight. A few years back Shigesato Itoi of Hobonichi turned haramaki into fashion items for today's Tokyoites and this has spawned a whole new generation of "belly warmer" fashion. They can now be worn on the inside of your clothes or at night, and even proudly as normal apparel on top of your pants or jeans. What's more, this 3 Billion Yen Haramaki taps into the idea that if you think about money, it will come your way!
On the outside there are printed nearly $40 millions' worth of Japanese bank notes. Then, on the inside it says "jackpot", giving you the fortune wishes you need to win the lottery. That's right, this haramaki is a good luck charm as well! Haramaki are most popular with young women in Japan but can also be worn by men too.
The 3 Billion Yen Haramaki features: