Fireworks festival【Kimono and Yukata】Viva Japanese Craftsmen【Beautiful stories from far away From Japan】
2023-08-13 ｜ TOSHI
❚Yukata is originally worn after bathing
Dear followers and readers, how are you? I’m TOSHI, a Japanese woman.
At the fireworks festival in Yokohama, I wore a Yukata (浴衣) for the first time in a while. It’s been a few years since I’ve been in the influence of covid.
Japanese people take a bath in the evening or at night every day. Yukata is originally worn after bathing, and can also be worn for step out.
❚Yukatas are still popular
Although, kimono is no longer a daily wear item, but yukata are still popular among young people too, especially women, as they are easier to wear than kimono during hot weather and enjoy traditional fashion.
Kimono and yukata are basically worn with strings and tools, but if you wear them properly without tightening your vital points, you will not feel uncomfortable.
On the contrary, maybe because it fits the body shape of Japanese people, wearing a yukata for the first time in a long time made me feel very relaxed.
After all, Japanese people look good in Japanese folk costumes.
The sight of people dressed in yukata and enjoying the festival with their friends and loved ones is a seasonal summer tradition in Japan.
❚25 years ago,Viva Japanese craftsmen
This footwear, Geta(下駄) was given to me by someone 25 years ago, and I wore it for the first time that day. However, I was able to walk for half a day without any problems.
When I walked, it sounded so good. I realized that the work of Japanese craftsmen is amazing.
❚ I saw foreigners, wearing yukatas too
A combination of a purple yukata and a red belt, Obi(帯). Both are made in Kyoto.
I yearn for Kyoto-style, colorful Japanese items.
At the fireworks festival, I saw foreigners, mostly Caucasian girls, wearing yukatas and enjoying the festival.
Their yukata colors and hairstyles were completely different. They have different body shapes and look like cosplay, but they look good on them. Above all, they looked happy and cute.
Here is a YouTube video, a French man living in Tokyo went to firework festival. What he wear is a Yukata.
I think you can understand what does it like, firework festival in Japan and a Yukata.
Bebechan – 日本のフランス人
I hope you will try wearing a kimono or yukata someday.
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