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Japanese Traditional Clothings 

Yukata ゆかた/浴衣

Traditionally, Yukata is known as a bath cloth which is used to cover the body and absorb remaining moisture after bathing.
After centuries, Yukata has become a type of Japanese fashion during hot summer months especially Japanese summer festival.
For instance, Masturi, fireworks, Hanami and other spring or summer events.
Yukata is a casual version of kimono that made of cotton or synthetic fabric and easy to wear by others.
Besides that, a robe-shaped undergarment which is also known as nagajuban or plain t-short and shorts is usually worn underneath the yukata because yukata is thin and able to see through.
Yukata are worn by both men and women. There are different designs for different genders.
For young women, the yukata is usually brightly coloured with eye-catching patterns; for elder women, the yukata is designed using cool tone colour with elegant patterns.
On the other hand, men’s yukata tend to be simple dark colours.

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Kimono きもの/着物

Kimono is a well-known representation of Japan’s tradition, no doubt that the word Japan will come to people’s mind when they heard the word Kimono.
As everyone knows, kimonos were first created during the Heian period (794-1192), but kimono was actually created during Nara period (710-794).
During that period, kimonos will be wore either in 2 pieces which are upper garments and lower garments that are similar to trousers and skirts or one-piece garments.
However, in Heian period the kimonos were more common among the people because they had invented a new making method which is the straight-line cut method that was easier for both kimono makers and wearer as it did not need to depends on the wearer’s body completely.
Hence, this was when kimono started to develop attention and became the fashion of the time of Japan.
During the period, the colour combinations of the kimonos were used the categorized the political classes of the citizens.

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