One of the things I like to do most when I travel to a country is to know more about its traditions. In India I made a video of how to wear a sari with Mahendra's wife dressing Sonia with one. Now we bring you a video to learn to wear a yukata. This time I do not speak with a plural mayestático, but it has been a team work, since to make the video I have had the knowledge and know-how in the traditional Japanese world of Míriam Boher and the art of editing videos of Gloria Llobet.
When I was studying Japanese, I did linguistic exchange with Misato, and later I was lucky to attend his wedding in Japan. She really likes the traditions of her country and, in fact, eventually she got the official title of teacher of kimono (Kimono sensei). In our conversations he always told me that when I went to Japan we would go to a matsuri and that she would put me on yukata. That's how it was, and my profile picture attests to it.
He yukata It is a Japanese garment very similar to kimono but lighter and cheaper, traditionally made of cotton (and, less frequently, polyester), which is usually worn in summer. It is a type of casual dress very popular in matsuri, he bon odori and hanabi. Originally used as a garment in public toilets (onsen) and to sleep, and had simple designs dyed indigo color. Currently, the yukatas They are more elaborate and with very colorful designs. He kimono It is not a very common garment among the Japanese because it is difficult to wear, because it is very formal and because it is very expensive. However, in summer it is easier to see men and women dressed in yukatas, especially at popular parties.
Dressing a yukata It is not as complicated as it seems, has its ceremony, like all Japanese, but it is quite simple. Perhaps the most complicated thing is to make the loop of the obi (belt). As they say that a picture is better than a thousand words, here is the video: