Yukata

Vintage & New Women's Yukata

Yukata Kitsuke Accessories:

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

Yukata are among our most popular sellers, they are perfect for gift giving. 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, and more.

 

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.

 

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 your pair the yukata to the obi. 

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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 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.

Want to see even more Japanese Kimono for sale?

Explore other sections of our Kimono Store and have a look at our catalog and choose from 1200+ designs. We will get it delivered straight to you in no time. Our customer service is also readily available to take your special orders and help you find the perfect kimono Check and select the appropriate sizes for your kids as well and give them a swell-time. When you order for a Kimono above $60, you get Free Shipping on your order. You can also visit us at Japanese Festivals, and Anime Conventions happening all around the country.

 

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About Us

Since 2009 we have been dedicated to sharing with others our passion for traditional kimono , haori , and kimono culture. Our main warehouse is located in Ohio, which means USA orders ship quickly and arrive in only a few business days. Much of our authentic stock comes from Kyoto, and Nagoya Japan. You can also visit our traveling Japanese kimono boutique in person.

 

We feel that Japanese kimono make an elegant statement that anyone can appreciate. The diverse selection of authentic silk kimono in stock are among the more prized textiles we offer, which make ideal gifts for wearing in a traditional manner, and also as opulent loungewear.

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