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Yukata

Yukata For Women

Yukata Kitsuke Accessories:

2 koshihimo, 1 obi-ita, and 1 hanhaba obi

Yukata are among our most popular selling kimono: they are perfect for gift giving, and great for kimono dressing beginners. Made from lightweight printed cotton they are easy to care for and are comfortable to wear in warm weather. A koshihimo, hanhaba obi, and obi-ita are the most common type of accessories for dressing in this kind of kimono. Our selection of yukata come directly from Japan and include a fine mix of brand new name brand styles as well as vintage and antique yukata. Various odori kimono are also mixed in among the yukata for sale.  Furthermore, this type of kimono is considered informal attire which makes it popular for wearing at anime conventions, and Japanese festivals all throughout the United States. Over the years our customers have shared with us wonderful photos featuring them wearing yukata purchased from us to festivals in Hawaii, Washington, Illinois, California, Texas, Michigan, and more.

Yukata Are Great Beginner Kimono

Yukata are considered ideal starting kimono for people new to wearing kimono in a traditional way. Yukata require less accessories than more formal types of kimono. 

Yukata Accessories

A bare minimum yukata set requires: 2 koshihimo, 1 hanhaba obi, and 1 yukata. Optional recommended accessories for women's yukata sets include obi-ita, korin belt, and lightwight juban with haneri and erishin. Hanhaba obi are informal kind of obi for women's kimono and are most typically worn with yukata. hanhaba obi are simpler to wear than more formal obi types and require fewer kimono-dressing accessories to wear. Koshihimo holds the kinono onto a persons body, the obi does not hold a kimono on a body.

Yukata Formality

Yukata are considered informal casual kimono. They require fewer accessories to wear in a traditional manner. These kinds of Japanese kimono are considered ideal for beginners new to wearing kimono and are popular among visitors to Japan. Most typically this kind of kimono is worn to street festivals in Japan known as matsuri, and even around town. Another popular destination for wearing a yukata to includes events such as anime conventions, and casual cultural events.

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