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Yukata draws its inspiration from Japanese culture: the iconic kimono fascinates and inspires all over the world. Building on this foundation, we have crafted Japanese kimonos and yukata that are fashionable and wearable with modern clothing. Yukata is a Japanese clothing store including Japanese kimono, Japanese yukata, kimono and pants sets, kimono dresses and Japanese accessories such as caps, rings and belts.
Traditionally, a yukata is a lightweight kimono worn by both men and women. Made of lighter materials than kimonos, the Yukata (literally translated as "bathing suit") is often worn in the summer or spring. If you were to compare it to a Western garment, you would say it is similar to a summer dress.
The term Kimono comes from a contraction of two words: ki, and mono. Ki means "to wear", and mono means "thing". Literally, it is a thing that one wears. China has been a great source of inspiration for Japan for centuries, including for clothing. The Kimono consists of four pieces of fabric sewn together in a T-shape and held together by intricate folds, all attached by a belt known as an obi. The kimono is very popular and has always been so, especially because of its practicality and aesthetics: when it is very cold, one can wear a thick cotton and silk kimono and be warm and stylish. Nowadays, kimonos in the Western world are made mainly of polyester, mainly for reasons of lightness and versatility of the garment. They are worn mostly during warm seasons, or indoors during cold seasons, and are perfect for everyday wear.
Japanese Clothing Brands
Many brands of kimonos and yukatas exist. Yukata strives to be the first in the field, and to build customer loyalty. As Japanese culture enthusiasts, this is important to us. The Japanese clothes we offer on Yukata are carefully selected so that you will be most satisfied with your shopping experience on our online store. We offer only modern versions of yukatas and kimonos so that you can wear them in any context. After all, why buy a kimono or yukata if you are only going to wear it for a few days a year?
Japanese Clothing Store
Yukata offers a wide variety of modern Japanese yukata and kimono. Lovers of Japanese culture will recognize many well-known symbols such as the Great Wave off Kanagawa, the Kitsune, or the Japanese cranes. These symbols are a real nod to the Japanese culture that we respect and want to highlight through our clothing. At Yukata, we offer free shipping worldwide, because we don't like extra costs. The price we display in your shopping cart is the price you will pay at checkout. No less, no more, unless you have a discount coupon.
Yukata Vs Kimono
When we think of Japanese clothes, we think of kimono. It is one of the emblematic pieces of the traditional Japanese culture. Who says traditional culture says traditional clothes: the kimono is a garment steeped in history, just like its summer equivalent, the yukata. But then, what is the difference between a yukata and a kimono? We will see that together and try to decipher these two monuments of Japanese fashion.
Let's see the differences between a kimono and a yukata:
The first difference is in the materials. The yukata are made of cotton or polyester, for the simple and good reason that these materials are comfortable and breathable, so perfectly adapted to the long summers in Japan. Then, cotton and polyester dry quickly, which is perfect knowing that it is a bathing suit at the base.
Kimonos usually have an inner lining to be warmer, something that is not found on yukata, since they are summer clothes.
The third difference is the style: the yukata is worn with less accessories than the kimono, and is easier to wash. For example, the kimono is often worn with a nagajuban, which is an inner layer that keeps the kimono clean and dry.
Finally, yukata are worn for different occasions than kimonos. Kimonos are often worn for official ceremonies, in serious and less light tones than yukatas which are worn in everyday life or in more festive events, and are therefore more brightly colored.
It is legitimate to wonder what the difference is between obi for kimono and obi for yukata. There is one, and that is formality and style. Obi worn with kimonos are often elaborate and formal, just like the garment itself. Obi worn with yukatas are simpler, narrower and less serious. Obi for kimonos are more refined and luxurious and can be embellished with obijime and obidome. The former are cords to decorate the belt and to keep it in place. The obidome is a brooch attached to the obijime, giving a very refined style to the outfit. They can be made of several materials such as glass, precious stones or carved wood.
The cost of making a kimono and a yukata is significantly different. At first sight, the two are not so different visually speaking, and yet, their price and manufacture have nothing to do with each other. Kimonos are made from Nishijin brocade, silk fabrics from Kyoto. These traditional kimonos are handmade from start to finish and are embroidered with gold and silver threads. This kind of kimono is precious, very expensive and is passed on from generation to generation. That's why they are only worn for special occasions such as weddings or traditional ceremonies. The yukata, on the other hand, are much less expensive. Ranging from 30 to 150 dollars, they are never more than 500 dollars, unlike kimonos, for which this price is a minimum. It is not uncommon to spend several thousand dollars for a high-quality kimono.
Yukata For Men
As with women's kimonos, the main difference between men's kimonos and yukatas is the material used: kimonos are usually made of silk, while yukatas are light summer garments made mostly of cotton or linen. But this is not always the case, as kimonos can also be made of these materials. There's an useful indicator that can tell if a garment is a kimono or a yukata: it is the pattern. Men's kimonos often come in natural tones, such as brown, black or navy, and emphasize materials rather than delicate and various patterns. In short, men's yukatas are thinner kimonos with more varied patterns and colors.
Yukata For Male
Men's yukata are traditionally less colorful than those for women. However, in the modern style of yukata we sell, there are as many different colors and patterns as for women. In fact, modern yukata are often unisex, so they can be worn by both men and women.
Assert your personnality and originality with our japanese kimono and yukata. Dress up in kimono and pants for the mild seasons, and in kimono or yukata whatever the season. Indoors or in the sun, Japanese culture has no season to be highlighted. If you already wear kimonos, we have the Japanese accessories for you: caps, rings, and Japanese belts.
Yukata is the must-have yukata and kimono store if you want to upgrade your look with a traditional and japanese style. With the largest choice of women's kimono dress, beach dress, japanese kimono et accessories, you'll find the clothes and accessories you've always been searching for.
Yukata (浴衣, literally "swimwear") is a Japanese term for a lightweight kimono worn in the summer by both men and women. Although yukata are traditionally indigo and white in color, modern yukata feature multi-colored patterns and are designed to be machine washable. They are similar to nemaki, a unisex short-sleeved robe-like garment worn by guests at traditional inns.
At Yukata, we offer a modern version of the Japanese Yukata and Kimono. We offer various designs reminiscent of Japanese culture, with motifs such as Japanese cranes, the Great Wave Off Kanagawa, or a rising sun in reference to the Japanese flag.