Yukatas in Edogawa

The other day in the Hanabi in Edogawa I had the chance to take quite a few pictures of people wearing yukatas. This light traditional garment can be usually seen in summer, usually in traditional festivals (Matsuri). Apart from being used in summer matsuris, yukatas are also usually worn when going out of the bath in traditional hotels (Ryokan) and at home. In fact yukata in Japanese means literally “bath clothes” (浴衣: bath,clothes)

yukata edogawa matsuri

yukata edogawa matsuri

yukata edogawa matsuri

yukata edogawa matsuri

yukata edogawa matsuri

yukata edogawa matsuri

yukata edogawa matsuri

yukata edogawa matsuri

yukata edogawa matsuri

yukata edogawa matsuri

4 Comments
  • We Fly Spitfires

    September 11, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Awesome pics. I love yukatas – they are so elegant and lovely. I keep trying to get my wife to wear one but she won’t go for it 🙂

  • iEro-Sennin

    September 11, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Excellent pictures. From pictures it seems as though there were only few people wearing these, though. So, are they getting out of fashion in Japan? I hope not.

  • jamesmallon

    September 11, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Spent August in Japan; back in Toronto now. Your pics make me realize that god N. Americans are fat and dress like $#! .

  • Karasu-kun

    September 12, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Those first few pics actually look like they came from a Dorama or something =P