What is a Yukata?
Yukata, yukata robe, or Japanese yukata, is one of Japan's traditional clothing, and they are renowned as a summer robe, because they are essentially made light, comfortable, and refreshing for use during the warm summer months. Its name, Yukata, is derived from the word yukatabira
, which translates to bathing clothes
, as they were first used as such by noblemen.
Japanese yukata look very much alike the Japanese kimono, in that they are cut straight, styled like a wrap-around garment, have a knee-length hemline, tied at the waist with an obi belt, and used with the geta, or elevated thronged sandals, but they miss the heaviness of the kimono as they are unlined or sewn without a padding so as to afford comfort when worn during the warm weather of summer, and made from lightweight fabric, like cotton, silk synthetic fiber, and cotton-blend, which makes them look casual as compared to the silk kimono.
The Traditional and Modern Uses of Yukata Robes
are traditionally worn in Japan by both men and women, often at bon-odori festivals, fireworks displays, and after bathing at traditional Japanese inns.
The comfort of wearing the yukata, i.e., its lightweight cotton fabric and the functionality of its use, has made it become popular for use by men and women of many cultures worldwide, not only in Japan.
Largest Selection of Yukata Robes for Men and Women
Here on AsianIdeas.com, we offer you a wide range of yukata robes to choose from, in different patterns and colors to suit your taste and budget.
If you want something traditional you can go for our Traditional Japanese Yukata
, which suits both men and women and comes with a matching belt. You can add a touch of Japanese culture to your clothing by wearing our colored and printed yukatas. Women are sure to love our colorful Red Japanese Yukata Robe - Fans
and Red Yukata Robe with Kotobuki
patterns, which is adorned with Japanese kanji, a form of calligraphy for longevity.
Purchase one of these beautiful yukata robes and experience a tiny aspect of traditional Japanese culture. While you shop, take a look at our large selection of kimono
as well as obi belts
and Asian footwear
to complete your look.
The design of the fabric also range from the conventional cross original patterns to the more colorful and innovative designs. We have many varieties of designs to choose from. From the dragon to calligraphy symbols, to dragon clouds, fans, butterflies, shodo, willow leaves, we have it all.
Accessories that You Will Need with the Yukata
To complete the look, you need other accessories for the yukata. Without these accessories, your yukata look will be incomplete. You need minimal accessories for your yukata unlike the kimono.
Here are what you need:Koshi Himo - It is a cloth string to adjust and keep in tact the length of the yukata.
Obi - this is a sash to tie the yukata.
Geta - are sandals used for yukata and kimono.
Read more about the yukata and how to wear the yukata robe...