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Post by Uchi_Reina on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:05 am

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A yukata (浴衣?) is a Japanese garment, a casual summer kimono usually made of cotton or synthetic fabric, and unlined. Yukata are worn by both men and women. Like other forms of traditional Japanese clothing, yukata are made with straight seams and wide sleeves. Men's yukata are distinguished by the shorter sleeve extension of approximately 10cm from the armpit seam, compared to the longer 20cm sleeve extension in women's yukata. A standard yukata ensemble consists of a cotton undergarment (juban), yukata, obi, bare feet, sandals (geta), a foldable or fixed hand fan, and a carry bag (kinchaku). Kinchaku are used by both men and women to carry cellphones, sunglasses, wallets and tissue. For men, an optional hat or derby may also be worn to protect the head from the sun. Yukata literally means bath(ing) clothes, although their use is not limited to after-bath wear. Yukata are a common sight in Japan during the hot summer months (starting in July).
Traditionally yukata were mostly made of indigo-dyed cotton but today a wide variety of colors and designs are available. As with kimono, the general rule with yukata is that younger people wear bright, vivid colors and bold patterns, while older people wear dark, matured colors and dull patterns. A child may wear a multicolored print and a young woman may wear a floral print, while an older woman would confine herself to a traditional dark blue with geometric patterns. Men in general may wear solid dark colors. Since the late 1990s, yukata have experienced a revival.
Yukata are worn at outdoor summer events such as hanabi (fireworks) displays and bon-odori festivals. Yukata are also worn at Japanese inns ryokan after bathing.





KIMONO





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The kimono (着物?) is a Japanese traditional garment worn by men, women and children. The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"), has come to denote these full-length robes. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is kimonos, but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also sometimes used.
Kimono are T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves. Kimono are wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right (except when dressing the dead for burial.), and secured by a sash called an obi, which is tied at the back. Kimono are generally worn with traditional footwear (especially zōri or geta) and split-toe socks (tabi).
Today, kimono are most often worn by women, and on special occasions. Traditionally, unmarried women wore a style of kimono called furisode, with almost floor-length sleeves, on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear the kimono on a daily basis. Men wear the kimono most often at weddings, tea ceremonies, and other very special or very formal occasions. Professional sumo wrestlers are often seen in the kimono because they are required to wear traditional Japanese dress whenever appearing in public.




THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YUKATA AND KIMONO


There really is no simple explanation. However, you can generally identify a yukata versus any other kind of kimono by a few things:

1) Season: If it's not summer, it's probably not a yukata. Yukata are very casual kimono meant to be worn in the summer or as bathrobes at places like hot springs.

2) Material: If it's made of cotton it's probably a yukata. If it's not made of cotton it's probably not a yukata.

3) The collar: A regular kimono has at least two collars. One sits up close to the neck, while the other is a bit lower in the front so the first collar can be seen clearly. Basically what you're looking at is the juba collar showing underneath the kimono collar. You don't wear a juban under a yukata, though, so there should only be one collar (some people attached decorative ruffles to yukata collars for fun, but it's a very different look that the appearance of a juban collar under a kimono collar).

4) Footwear: You never ever ever go without socks with a kimono...except when you're wearing yukata. If the person you're looking at isn't wearing socks, the chances are much higher that you're looking at a yukata than a regular kimono. Some people might make exceptions for really fun patterned socks, though, so this isn't always the best way to tell.

5) Really crazy decorative stuff, like heko obi (soft, scarf-like wraps as opposed to the stiffer, flat obi), false obi jime, or an obi that has been twisted or folded in the front to show off the color on the reverse side. Heko obis might be used on their own, which is something you would never see with other kinds of kimono except possibly on small children. Some people also use them in conjunction with a regular obi to look more decorative. If someone is wearing an obi jime, look to see if it seems to be holding any part of the obi bow in place. On a regular kimono the obi jime is both decorative and useful (it helps hold the bow together), but on a yukata it's just decorative. If you see an obi that's twisted or folded in the front, you're almost definitely looking at a yukata, because you wouldn't do that kind of thing at all with a regular kimono.
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by Kirito on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:18 am

Looks Same to me xD
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by mr.kudos on Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:06 am

Kirito-kun07 wrote:Looks Same to me xD

It may looks the same but it's not...that's the magic of it haha
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by *MikuNeko on Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:45 am

Kala ko dati iisa lang yan eh Onion Laugh2
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by Uchi_Reina on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:18 am

Hehe yun lang! They look like the same pero mas madaming arte (mga abubot XD ) ung Kimono kesa sa Yukata..

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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by mr.kudos on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:19 am

But to choose between kimono or yukuta I prefer Yukata
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by Gundam00Destiny on Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:21 pm

mr.kudos wrote:But to choose between kimono or yukuta I prefer Yukata

Parang mas comfortable kasi siyang suotin.

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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by roanxxx on Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:53 pm

Yukata for me too. XD

Gundam00Destiny wrote:Parang mas comfortable kasi siyang suotin.

Eto din reason ko. Hahahaha!
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by Re-L on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:53 pm

i know Yukata and Kimono are not the same..
mas gusto ko ang Kimono lalo kapag hawak mo ay Katana! XD
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by mr.kudos on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:29 pm

Gundam00Destiny wrote:
mr.kudos wrote:But to choose between kimono or yukuta I prefer Yukata

Parang mas comfortable kasi siyang suotin.


both of them are comfortable...the reason why I chose yukata is that they are more elegant and beautiful especially when the women wear them
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by Uchi_Reina on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:32 pm

mr.kudos wrote:But to choose between kimono or yukuta I prefer Yukata

Yukata din for me ! Simple lang pero elegante tignan, Yung kimono kasi maganda naman kaso madaming abubot parang mainit tignan XD
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by Ishi on Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:25 am

Na try ko na din palang mag suot niyan. Nung may event yung mga japanese students sa school ^_^
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by Issei on Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:50 pm

I like the yukata..
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by mr.kudos on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:20 pm

Too bad that kimono's are not sale here in the philippines...though it can be made though sewing shops but it will be very expensive
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by Anzelix on Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:06 am

never knew the difference before..to me they look the same but know thanks to this informations i was able to differentiate the two..
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Re: YUKATA AND KIMONO

Post by Mashiroon-chan on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:45 am

[i] Akala ko same lng sila :/ may pinag kaiba lng pala.. Pero mas prefer ako sa yukata..
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