This year, the ajisai hydrangeas that bloom in June can blossom on your summer kimono along with some playful white cats.
Feline lovers in Japan and across the world know that when it comes to cute cat goods, nobody does it better than Japanese online retailer Felissimo. With a section called “Nekobu”, or “Cat Club”, dedicated entirely to the production and sale of feline wares, we’re constantly fawning over their exclusive items and their latest release is no different. This time, we get to wear our love of cats on our sleeves, and even across our entire bodies, in the form of a beautiful yukata, or summer kimono.
The lavender-coloured garment features a floral pattern that has our eyes darting around, searching for the curious cats contained in the design. The white kitties can be found peering out over the hydrangea blooms in a number of cute poses.
▼ Hydrangeas, which bloom in June, are a popular symbol of summer in Japan.
Retailing for 8,880 yen (US$79.43), the summer kimono will only be available in limited numbers, to coincide with the beginning of the hydrangea season.
Made from 100 percent cotton, the yukata is designed to keep you cool during the hot and humid months and is fun to wear while enjoying summer festivals and fireworks. Don’t forget to enhance the kitty concept with a cute cat-eared hairstyle!
And if you’re not planning on wearing a yukata this summer, you can still show your love of kittens with a giant tote bag featuring the same floral design.
Complete with a clip button closure and large internal pockets, the bag retails for 4,202 yen.
▼ And inside you’ll find a cute kitten paw-print next to the canvas pocket!
Both items are currently available to purchase from the Felissimo website, with delivery scheduled for June. As always, a portion of the sale price goes towards the Felissimo cat fund, which works to care for animals without owners and provide assistance to foster pet programs.
Source, images: PR Times