5 Must-Wear Yukata for Japanese Summer 2018

28.July.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES

Yukata are a traditional type of Japanese clothing originally used before and after entering a steam bath. Today, they are used as summer dress when going to events such as summer festivals and firework festivals.


They come in many different colours and designs. Here’s a list of ones we recommend for summer 2018.


Sailor Moon Yukata

These Sailor Moon themed yukata have been made in collaboration with Kyoto Marubeni. Choose from five yukata sets inspired by each sailor as well a range of other chic and modern yukata. They have all the accessories you need to including obi and folding fans so you can enjoy the full dress-up experience. How about becoming a sailor this summer?


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/88541



Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Yukata

Released: April 2018

Available Stores: Premium Bandai, department stores, kimono stores and online stores in Japan



・Yukata Set (Yukata + Tsukuri Obi) – ¥16,800 (+Tax) – 6 Designs

・Yukata – ¥38,000 (+Tax) – 7 Designs

・Obi – ¥15,000 (+Tax) – 4 Designs

・Folding Fan – ¥3,800 (+Tax) – 6 Designs

©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP・Toei Animation



Yukata Fukubukuro

Kyoto based traditional Japanese clothing brand KIMONOMACHI are selling yukata fukubukuro, or ‘lucky bags.’ There are several lucky bags to choose from, including one containing a single yukata, a 2-set which includes a yukata and obi, and 4, 5 and 6-sets which include that plus accessories. Part of the reason for the popularity of these bags is that you can pick from four sizes: Small (S), Free, (F), Tall (TL), and 2L. Choose from a variety of kawaii infused yukata!


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/108656



Website: https://www.kimonomachi.co.jp/



Disney Princess Yukata

Disney have released a range of yukata and accessories at five of their stores and online. The Ariel and Rapunzel are original designs that were specially illustrated for these yukata. No matter which you choose, all of them embrace the characters’ stories down to the tiniest of details. Pick one of these yukata and become a Disney princess this summer!


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/113122



Disney Original Yukata & Accessories

Released: June 22, 2018

Available: 5 Disney Stores (Tokyo Disney Resort, Shibuya Koen-Dori, Sendai Toei Plaza, Shinsaibashi, Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi) + Online

Webpage: https://store.disney. co.jp/special/yukata.aspx

*Please be aware that items may sell out.
*The designs, price and release dates are subject to change.



Tokyo 2020 Emblem Yukata

Summer 2018 marks two years until the Tokyo Olympics. Gear yourself up for the excitement this summer with these official Tokyo 2020 yukata, jinbei and accessories. Cloisonne design yukata with the Tokyo 2020 emblem on them were released on July 3, and the above indigo design will be available from early August. Both are stylish and come in a gentleman’s version and a lady’s version.



Tokyo 2020 Official Online Shop: https://tokyo2020shop.jp/




This collection is a Northern Europe design project developed by Andfika for children. There are yukata for girls and jinbei for both boys and girls. The collection incorporates designs from three designers in Sweden and Finland. The clothes are a unique mix of Northern Europe designs and traditional Japan clothing.




Website: http://scandinavianpatterncollection.com/



Did you like this list? There’s a lot of variation when it comes to yukata, so be sure to pick the right one for yourself this summer in Japan.