yukata

Cute cats come out to play as traditional Japanese geta sandals

Three gorgeous kittens are waiting to dress up your summer outfits.

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Yukata summer kimono separates allow you to mix and match traditional outfits with everyday wear

This innovative new collection includes kimono that look great with jeans and tops too.

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Tokyo hotel offers a cool summer deal for the ladies, including a kimono that’s yours to keep

Spend a night or a weekend with the girls, and bring home a summer kimono of your own!

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Cat kimonos from Japan will help keep you cool and cute this summer【Photos】

Even the flowers have a connection to the feline theme.

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Modern samurai coats from Japan keep you cool in summer with new styles and fabrics

Enjoy samurai-inspired fashion year-round with this new lineup of lightweight Japanese-style garments.

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Cardcaptor Sakura summer kimono lets you keep enjoying Sakura after the end of spring

Anime-inspired traditional fashion items include a Cerberus ornament that clamps onto the yukata sash.

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Survey reveals the most popular time to slip into a yukata at a traditional Japanese inn

Before bathing? After bathing? As soon as you arrive? Or not at all? Find out when most people usually change into yukata when staying at a ryokan.

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How to wear Japanese geta the correct way and avoid blisters at the summer festival

Do you know the real Japanese technique to wearing traditional footwear?

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Japanese schoolgirl showdown 4: Dating girls in summer kimono vs. western dress【Poll】

More than 50,000 votes have been tallied and the results are in! Which girl do you think won at the polls?

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Transform your hairdo in the name of the moon with these Sailor Moon kanzashi!

Wargo Nippon’s new collection of Sailor Moon kanzashi are here just in time for yukata season!

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Hello Kitty dances the traditional Bon Odori dance on new Japanese summer kimono

People in Japan are commenting that they’ve never seen Hello Kitty’s limbs move like this before.

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Rumi Rock’s line of edgy yukata is in pop-up shops, just in time for the summer festival season

We’re guessing that this is the only place where you can find a yukata featuring a Loch Ness Monster design!

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Upgrade your hairpin arsenal with Japanese kanzashi shaped like samurai swords and rifles

Fashion accessories will have you ready to turn heads, defeat foes.

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Off-beat yukata shop Tsukikageya releases new line with adorable kitty and bear prints

The unique yukata shop we visited last year is at it again. This time their line-up is less scary and much more adorable!

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New summer kimono from Felissimo features cats playing with flowers

This year, the ajisai hydrangeas that bloom in June can blossom on your summer kimono along with some playful white cats.

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Reveal your inner fashion samurai with traditional clothes for the modern world

For their 10th anniversary, Wazigen Shizukuya is providing gorgeous modern hakama and yukata styles for all the men.

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Gorgeous acrylic men’s geta are more artwork than they are footwear

Geta are traditional Japanese wooden sandals, often still worn by men and women today along with yukata or kimono. They match perfectly with the classic look of traditional Japanese wear, and make a satisfying clip-clop sound on the ground as you walk.

But if you’ve spent any time at all wearing geta, you’ve probably wondered why anyone would want to put something that painful on their feet. Even so, there’s still something visually appealing about them, but we’ve just found some that really take the cake, and these works of art may just be more suited for a display case than they are for walking.

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How to tie a women’s summer kimono sash 【Video】

It might seem a little odd to hear that yukata, the lightweight kimono worn at summertime festivals, fireworks shows, and bon dances, are in the middle of a revival in popularity in Japan right now, but it’s absolutely true. After several years in which young Japanese found yukata to be too expensive and troublesome to bother with, they’re back in fashion with teens and young adults in a huge way.

Part of this is no doubt due to more and more manufacturers offering reasonably priced yukata, as you can now often find sets that include the robe and sash for around 6,000 yen (US$48). And as for not knowing how to put everything on and tie it properly? That’s also a problem of the past, thanks to online explanations like this pair of videos from fashion and yukata retailer Uniqlo.

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Enjoy the summer festivals in a Gintama yukata

Premium Bandai is listing two special yukata for the many discerning Gintama fans. Rather than being outright replicas of Gintoki’s kimono and the Shinsengumi’s uniforms from the series, both yukata take color and print cues for something original.

The Gintoki yukata includes a fan motif featuring the pattern on his own kimono. The rest of the print includes red, black, and blue dots in varying sizes and small diamond shapes. The set includes a black obi.

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Old West meets Far East with the denim kimono and samue

It’s hard to find a more Japanese piece of clothing than the yukata, the lightweight kimono worn in the summer. Over on the other side of the Pacific, there are few more iconic symbols of American fashion than blue jeans. So what happens when you put the two together?

You get the denim yukata.

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