Yukata is a summer kimono made by cotton fabric.
It is cheaper than regular kimono
(approximately 3,000yen - 40,000yen)
and also easier to wear.
Traditional pattern is colored an indigo blue on
a white background or reversed.
Yukata was originaly clothing that should be worn
after a bath, but now people wear yukata
in case of joining temple fairs,
bon dance, firework festivals, etc.
Wearing yukata is a trend among young people.
If you would like to buy yukata, I recommend you to visit Choja-machi area between Sakae and Fushimi.
There were lots of kimono wholesale stores in the past.
We can still find such stores and buy clothes very cheap !
Discount Kimono and Yukata Shop