Yukata is an unlined, casual summer kimono made of cotton. It is quite different from silk kimono which is for formal wear. The origine of yukata is said to be the Heian period (784-1185) when a pure linen kimono known as yukatabira was worn by noble people while taking a bath. By the Edo period (1600-1868), yukatabira had transformed into yukata which was worn after bathing, and it became everyday clothing and was also worn for outings among ordinary people in the summer. People came to enjoy wearing yukata when going out for summer events such as Bon dancing and firework display. Nowadays yukata, with modern designs and colorful patterns, is widely loved as casual wear to enjoy the summer mood.
July 5th, 2019
Edited by: Meguro International Friendship Association(MIFA)