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Kimonos?

Postby pelmut » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:53 pm

Not sure if these count as skirts:
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Re: Kimonos?

Postby Grok » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:50 pm

I used to have a light weight version of a kimono, called, I believe, a yukata. Sort of like a light weight version of a bath robe. Which I used it as during the summer. Eventually the garment wore out.
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Re: Kimonos?

Postby Orange Apple » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:34 pm

Nice page on the differences http://blog.fromjapan.co.jp/en/fashion/all-about-kimono-and-yukata-the-differences-how-to-wear-buy.html.

"A yukata is a casual kimono-like garment worn during the summer. It’s unlined and usually made of cotton to make the fabric more breathable. As such, yukata are popular for dressing up for summer events like firework festivals."

When I visited Japan we all, of both genders, were provided yukatas for dinner. I have a couple that I wear in the evening around the house.
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Re: Kimonos?

Postby crfriend » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:17 am

Orange Apple wrote:"A yukata is a casual kimono-like garment worn during the summer. It’s unlined and usually made of cotton to make the fabric more breathable. As such, yukata are popular for dressing up for summer events like firework festivals."

Are these things available for purchase in the US? I have a need for something lightweight, yet slightly formal, to maintain dignity in the household I now dwell in. This sounds like the perfect option (although I would covet a nice short robe of satin or silk).
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Re: Kimonos?

Postby skirted_in_SF » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:54 am

crfriend wrote:
Orange Apple wrote:"A yukata is a casual kimono-like garment worn during the summer. It’s unlined and usually made of cotton to make the fabric more breathable. As such, yukata are popular for dressing up for summer events like firework festivals."

Are these things available for purchase in the US? I have a need for something lightweight, yet slightly formal, to maintain dignity in the household I now dwell in. This sounds like the perfect option (although I would covet a nice short robe of satin or silk).

I wish this thread had come up a couple of years ago. Back then I patronized a shop owned by a Vietnamese woman who imported lots of nice things from Vietnam and other South Asian countries. She had quite a collection of silk kimono style knee length robes she had brought in. But by that time I was wearing skirts around the house most of the time and didn't feel the need for a robe. Sadly, the store is closed now.
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Re: Kimonos?

Postby Judah14 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:45 am

Me wearing a yukata:
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I guess I tied the obi improperly, but whatever :D
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