It’s almost that time of the year again, the cicadas sing their songs, the mosquitoes sharpen their claws and people practice their Bon dance moves. When summer knocks on Japan’s door, the country turns into one happy party of amazing fire works displays, cold beer, and summer festivals. The time has come to dust off the Yukata (casual cotton kimono) or get a whole new outfit all together.
The great thing about yukata is that they are easy to put on, making them accessible for everyone. The knot in the obi might be the only hard part, but a quick search on google will solve that problem, and if you use your yukata as room gown you don’t even have to worry about that.
They teamed up with designer Nishioka Pencil (?) and created this Okinawa’s traditional Bingata dyeing technique inspired yukata line. Clear and vivid colors mark this line and the TeleTubbies hairstyle of the model show how thin the line has become between traditional and “mode”.
Cayhane has come up with a Kimono for novice users and advance users who are willing to try something “new”.
The two part yukata is a true versatile piece of clothing, you can use the bottom as a skirt and the top part as an one piece….combine them together and you have a yukata!
The prices are also more than reasonable, averaging 7,000 yen .
Tsukikageya releases new line with adorable kitty and bear prints
For those who want to forgo bright colors and instead opt for something calmer but not less interesting, these kitty and bear printed yukata may be the way to go.
And bears, because nothing says summer like some cute bears..
These ribbons covered yukata is probably one of the cutest yukata you can find.
These come at a price though..each yukata costs 55,529 yen (about US$500).
If you like the more orthodox way, than AEON department has a lovely line-up for you which according to AEON’s policy won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Shipping on these yukata won’t be high due to the fact that they are rather light, so mail us for info and let us know how we can help you.
Serge Roso JWS