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.
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 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 less kimono dressing accessories to wear. Koshihimo holds the kinono onto a persons body, the obi does not hold a kimono on a body.
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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Where are yukata worn?
A yukata is typically worn during the summer seasons because of its light weight cotton material compared to heavier fabrics such as polyester. It became popular in the Edo era when it became strictly under the law to live less extravagantly. Yukata does not necessarily have to be worn on top of Nagajuban underwear. Yukata is an ideal type of Japanese Kimono peculiar to first-time Kimono buyers and wearers because it requires fewer accessories to wear than other kinds of kimono. The cotton or linen material gives a lightweight with moderately fewer dyes yet creating beautiful pattern designs. Also, for events like fireworks, Bon dance festivals, flower viewings, and other traditional parties a yukata is the perfect traditional style kimono. To complement a Yukata attire, try out a Geta footwear, an all-season pair of wooden sandals. This pair of sandals is an alternative to a typical Zori worn on a Kimono or better still, Japanese sneakers.
A Yukata Kimono also works well for casual events and outings whether in Spring, Summer, Indoor or Outdoor events. All throughout Japan you can see yukata worn to sporting events, and even as loungewear, and they are especially popular among tourists We recommend you wear a yukata especially if you are a first-time buyer because it is lighter, comfortable and relaxed to wear when compared to a typical traditional Kimono. In addition to the yukata you will need a hanhaba obi, and a koshimo.
Yukata Care & Cleaning
Yukata are always made from cotton, and some are even machine sewn. The care and cleaning of yukata are typically done on a spot treatment, as need basis. Some yukata can even go into a garment bag then placed in a washing machine. We recommend trying to not get your yukata dirty; eat with a napkin on your lap, watch where you sit while wearing the kimono, and have on undergarments to protect it from the natural oils on your skin. Optionally a juban with haneri can be worn under a yukata, otherwise, it is suggested to have on at least a dress slip, and low cut shirt. Silk, polyester, and other types of fabric material are not used to produce this kind of kimono. The designs on yukata will widely vary, however, they will typically have summer related themes on them. Some common summer-inspired Japanese designs to include waves, water wheels, butterflies, grass, carnations, lightning bugs, roses, and koi. When building your coordination, consider storytelling aspects with how you pair your own yukata to the hanhaba obi.