|Since yukatas do not have pockets, and you do not wear anything else when you wear a yukata, I bought a new bag to go with my yukatas.|
I bought my first yukata two years ago when my parents visited Sapporo. I was quite happy with it and it has served me well. This year, I ended up buying two new yukatas. One with playing card patterning, since my friends insisted this would be great for me as a magician, and one that just looked very nice that I found in a shop when I went to the wrong shop looking for the playing card yukata.
Sadly, both the new yukatas came with obis (belts) with a fake knot and Velcro. I have finally become happy with my results when tying the obi myself (my old yukata has a normal obi that you have to do everything with yourself). The new obis are pretty, but I am thinking of trying to find something similar without Velcro.
Anyway, my friends pester me about photos, so today I spent my sick-day taking pictures of myself in yukatas.
My first yukata
|My first yukata|
|My first yukata has flowers, in black on black.|
My second yukata
|My second yukata has cherry blossoms embroidered on it, and one quarter of the yukata is grey in contrast to the three quarters that are black.|
|The obi has purple cherry blossoms|
|The left shoulder also has cherry blossoms embroidered on it, which is the reason I bought this yukata.|
My "playing card design" yukata
|This is the yukata with (fairly discreet) playing card symbols.|
|Strangely, there are no hearts, only clubs, spades, and diamonds. Some of the clubs are red, some of the diamonds are grey (and vice versa).|
|The obi has dragons, which is nice. I am born in the year of the dragon (and it is the year of the dragon now).|