Tuesday, 23 October 2012

~✰✰ Yukatas ✰✰~

Wore a yukata for the first time! And yep, it had to be a sakura print for me :D This year's Japan Matsuri was lovely but we were a bit shocked because the number of people turning up in yukatas was quite low... compared to last year's. It may have been due to the weather, which appeared cooler than the previous Matsuri fest's, yet we still helped our selves to some green tea ice-cream.

Sophiya and myself at the tube. We also met a samurai hahaah.

We bought our yukatas online from the Yukata Kimono Market. The price for each cost around £70+ (depends on the material, design and patterns of yukata or kimono) including the obi belt and delivery. We did some researching and that's about the average amount one pays for a Japanese yukata. The shipping was quick, with our products arriving within a week and found the service quite impressive. The material of the yukatas was really good, especially the obi belt, which was chosen for me by the staff in Japan.

I can't find the detailed pictures I took when the package arrived more than 6 months ago, but I got the obi belt on the far left hand side of the above pic.

I definitely recommend this webshop if you are looking to buy a yukata for yourself. It may seem pricey but hey, most traditional dresses come with a heavy price tag anyway. We didn't want to have a bad experience and regret buying our 1st yukatas, so we opted to splurge some. And oh yes, you can buy yukatas on the spot at the annual Matsuri festival! They do have kimono stalls and I think we came across prices of £35 and upwards. 

Pics of the festival can be found in the offical Japan Matsuri facebook page.

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