Yukata, casual cotton kimono worn to summer festivals and fireworks, etc. , are so popular that even some Lolita fashion brands release their own prints.
Here are two more to go along with the Meta one in my last post, these from Angelic Pretty and Baby the Stars Shine Bright.
Yes, actually! I keep a small shop I update about once a month.
Some late blooming cherry blossoms in my neighborhood.
While I’m glad you found my translation useful, and thank you for linking to my blog, please leave in all relevant information if you cut and paste my work.
As I said in the original post, my source material in this case was a book from 1977, so there’s a very good chance some or all of these tips are out-of-date or will be old-fashioned looking today (as I mentioned in the original post, I did this more as a “hey, look, people understood not everyone was the same size” thing rather than hard and fast rules for today). Thank you!
美しい着つけとマナー (“Utsukushii Kitsuke to Manaa”)
Beautiful Kitsuke and Manners, first published 1977, my copy a 1981 edition
maiko Tomoyuki (SOURCE)
there’s something wrong with maiko performing in a supermarket…
This isn’t a supermarket: it’s a department store (Onuma according to the original source). Department stores in Japan, especially nicer ones, will often serve as pseudo-community centers, hosting art exhibitions, traditional performances, and so on. That’s how I saw my first shamisen concert: at a department store.
Teriyaki pizza meets Doritos!
Yesterday I visited Kakunodate, nicknamed “Little Kyoto”. It’s a wonderful collection of old samurai houses and weeping cherry trees, the first ones brought by a Kyoto noblewoman when she married.
These kids are in costumes from a local shop that rents outfits to both adults and kids. The girls have their kimono hiked up for walking and are wearing a variant of the veiled hat samurai wives and daughters wore out in public.
Here are some cute summer yukata looks. Two easy, foolproof ways to tell if you’re looking at a yukata vs. a regular casual kimono: with a yukata, there is no underkimono worn (which would show at the neck and a bit at the back of the sleeves), and the models have no tabi (split-toed socks) on.