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"Obon" Vintage Japanese Yukata

"Obon" Vintage Japanese Yukata

Traditional Motif

Regular price $60.00
Regular price $60.00 Sale price $60.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This listing is for a woman's Japanese summer kimono - called a yukata. These are unlined cotton robes usually worn to casual gatherings or for summer festivals. Yukata are also sometimes offered to guests in Japanese inns and hotels.

Yukata are popular these days as bath robes, beach or poolside cover ups, or for Japanese festivals or sushi parties anywhere in the world.

This yukata is a medium blue background with a festive pattern of uchiwa (rounded paddle fans), mums and star hemp. This is a yukata design that would be perfect for Obon, the Japanese summer festival where townsfolk dance around a drum tower in yukata.

It seems that the blue dye bled into some of the floral elements - see last photo - which could have been intentional but...not likely. Price reflects these irregularities.

We sometimes offer casual hanhaba (half-width) obi in our shop if you'd like something traditional but we also offer a simple cotton sash for $15 that can be added to your order by clicking the option above. We'll choose a color that goes with the yukata.

Yukata, like silk kimono, tend to be longer than expected - so we offer an option (above) to have it shortened to cocktail length (45") and include a simple cotton sash for $35.
Length: 56"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 42"
Condition: Very Good Vintage
Material: Cotton


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