How to tie back yukata sleeves

Unlined kimonos are made from cotton yukata called. These light summer kimonos have long been worn everywhere for Tanabata (Star Festival), fireworks and other events that traditionally take place in Japan during the summer. But now there are more and more men and women who yukata also wear when attending soccer and baseball games, club activities and outdoor parties; and the number of occasions continues to grow.

Collection for 2006
The popularity of yukata experienced a new boom at the end of the nineties, when traditional Japanese products, kimonos with a retro look and vintage kimonos also experienced a boom. At that time, business was conducted almost exclusively yukata for women in their offer, but a few years later the selection of menyukata to. In the meantime one even finds yukata for dogs bought by mad animal lovers.

Today it is not uncommon for women to have a new wardrobe in their wardrobe every year yukata to add. Womenyukata come in a variety of designs and colors, ranging from bright pinks and light blues to elegant blacks, grays, and purples. Most yukata cost around 30,000 yen (about 207 euros at 146 yen per euro) and the obi (Belt), which is tied around the waist, costs about 10,000 yen. Even if this is not necessarily cheap, sales continue to rise and the market is growing steadily.

The yukata this year have a feminine touch and reflect a general trend in fashion. Popular designs include patterns with rose and cherry blossoms on a white, pink or other light background, as well as a hint of lace at the neckline or at the obi as well as a obi for hooking with a small knot in the shape of a butterfly and a jewelry buckle for obithat is shaped like a flower. Also brandyukata are now offered. This is the cost of one designed only for the Japanese market yukata by Marc by Marc Jacobs 48,300 yen (approx. 332 euros), and a yukata from Dress Camp, a popular brand at fashion shows in Tokyo, with a fantastic motif of orchids and dragons, is available for 39,900 yen (approx. 274 euros).

Also yukata with traditional patterns such as bindweed flowers, dragonflies and chrysanthemums are still popular. But unconventional designs with interchangeable collars and obi-Buckles that deviate from tradition are also selling well. Many stores also offer matching tabi-Socks and other items for a traditional look. In fact, there is a wide variety of choices.

Yukata for men are also eye-catching. So are coordinated in the shop windows yukata to find for him and her, and also men-yukata In chic black tones, tiger patterns and other designs you can see more and more. Last summer the trend was for women yukata wore while their companions wore ordinary clothes, but this year men are more interested in fashion, and now there are couples where both are in yukata have dressed up, a perfectly normal sight.

Clothing for important occasions in life
In addition to the yukata Traditional formal kimonos are still worn on important occasions in people's lives in Japan. Children, especially girls, wear them to the Shichi-go-san (7-5-3) festival, when three- and seven-year-old girls and five-year-old boys visit a Shinto shrine with their parents in order to ensure safety and health in their further life to ask. Young women wear for Adult Day in January furisode-Kimonos where the sleeves reach the floor. This day marks the entry into the adult world for the twenty-year-old men and women in Japan. In addition, women traditionally wear a white kimono to the wedding.

The above kimonos are usually not worn every day because they are not easy to care for and store. They also take some practice to put on properly, and they are not cheap. Yukata however, are easy to carry and maintain, making them much more user-friendly. Today's young women seem to view them as a fashionable item of clothing that can be worn in place of a dress or costume.

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