japan guide by Remoju
Japanese Summer Clothes - Yukata
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What is a Yukata, Anyway?
The yukata is a piece of traditional Japanese clothing, often likened to being a ”summer kimono”. While literally meaning “bathing clothes”, it is entirely normal to see people walking around the streets wearing their beautiful yukata during the scorching hot summer months, and especially during festivals and fireworks shows. A staple of all ryokans (Japanese style inns), and becoming increasingly common in standard hotels as well in recent years, there is nothing quite like having a nap in a yukata on tatami bamboo mat floors, or a good night's rest in a clean,soft yukata. Although the yukata shares many similarities in appearance to the kimono, the single cotton layer of the yukata makes it the lighter and more breathable of the two, especially considering the many thick, silk layers of the more famous kimono.
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How Do I Wear This Thing?
Like with all things in Japanese culture, there is a specific way in which one must wear their yukata, as wearing it incorrectly is a tad more than a fashion faux pas. The yukata, like most all traditional Japanese clothing (wafuku), must be worn with the left side over the right, this is because in Japan, corpses are dressed with the right side on top!