Ladies Yukata: Lovely Maiko
The yukata (浴衣) is a casual version of the kimono. It is a robe usually made of cotton or synthetic fabric, wrapped around the body and fastened with a sash (obi). Yukata literally means "bathing cloth", and it was originally intended to be just that. Traditionally, the garment is worn after bathing in a communal bath, functioning as a quick way to cover the body and to absorb remaining moisture.
Fittingly, the yukata is often worn in onsen towns. In particular, the garment is the typical dress code for guests at ryokan. Visiting an onsen town can provides the enjoyable experience of strolling the streets in yukata and geta (wooden clogs), producing scenes reminiscent of past centuries.These yukata are handmade in Japan, with older Japanese designs in mind to keep the look of the traditional yukata!