#452 Yukata

Yukata are a kind of kimono like clothing.

They’re thinner and often made from cotton.

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They’re much easier to wear than kimono but they still have a decorative obi – or waist band – that you have to tie.

You can buy them easily during the summer months.

Even UNIQLO has their own range – for men, women and kids!

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They’re often worn to summer festivals at night.

They keep you cool and allow you freedom of movement to bust some moves at theĀ traditional Bon Odori dance.

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Taiko drums are played and people dance around the main stage or through the streets.

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