Yukata are casual cotton kimono often worn as robes around hot spring towns and at Japanese ryokan (traditional inns). They are beloved as after-bath loungewear and evoke a sense of ease and nostalgia when worn.
The “yu” in yukata means “hot water,” and “kata” comes from the word “katabira,” which means a thin unlined robe.
We love yukata for lounging around the house, especially pre- or post-bath. Try lounging in your yukata after a soak while enjoying a good book and diffusing Amayori’s Home Essence Diffuser Oil.
Each yukata is made from 100% cotton and features a deep-blue bamboo print. In Japanese culture, bamboo symbolizes strength and purity.
Sakurai Shoji has been making yukata in Kyoto since 1963. They believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the beauty of wearing kimono and so continue to make casual cotton kimono and yukata in Japan’s ancient capital.