5 Popular Japanese Models Show You the Yukata Trends for 2017

04.August.2017 | FASHION / FEATURES

Summertime time in Japan means lots of events and festivals! It also means you have to start picking out what to wear for them, too. The main dress when going to festivals or to see fireworks in Japan is the yukata. But when people wear them they tend to all look the same.

 

So today, we’re showcasing a list of yukata co-ords put together by popular models in Japan, who are usually stylishly dressed up in clothes other than traditional Japanese garments! There’s many points to be highlighted about their yukata, so you can take them away and wear yours even more beautifully too.

 

Rina Tanaka looking mature with her obi string

Rina Tanaka put on her yukata and styled her hair by herself. The camellia print yukata she is swaying is from Unsodo. It really gives her that mature, grown-up kind of look. Note the way she has tied the string around her obi too. It finishes the look and makes the entire yukata look that much more chic.

 

Plus, the pink and white striped obi sash gives her outfit a playfulness. She’s just too much♡

 

Rinko Murata made even cuter with her heko-obi

Rinko Murata uses a yellow ribbon in this co-ord, something that is sure to catch the eye of passersby. The ribbon itself is attached to a “heko obi” or “soft obi.” By simply changing your usual obi out for a heko obi, you will completely change the way your yukata comes across. What’s more if that you can tie a heko obi in lots of different ways, so this is something you have to look into!

 

Culumi Nakada and her standout accessory

Here is Culumi Nakada looking fantastic in her yukata with serene colouring. When wearing a yukata, people tend to go for Japanese-style accessories, but Culumi is challenging that by wearing gold earrings, and they go perfectly. Next time you wear a yukata, try wearing your hair up like Culumi, it’ll make you look even more ladylike!

 

Una looking even flashier with a bi-colour obi

Una is rocking the gold accessories too, it makes her look really cool. By using a two colours, you can create an even classier obi. Even if you have a yukata that you’re tired of wearing, you can change your look entirely by trying this method. That’s part of the fun of co-ordinating yukata.

 

Natsume Mito’s big hair accessory is goals

Here is Natsume Mito wearing an adorable gingham and apple print yukata! She is serving up gorgeousness with her big hair accessory♡ The obi and geta she is wearing also match, completing the look. Try colour-matching yourself, too.

 

If you want the full rundown of Natsume Mito’s yukata, then check out our previous article here.

Try using the co-ords put together by all of the models as reference and master the art of wearing yukata stylishly!

 

text:Aya Matsuda
edit:Tomoko Yabuta

Source:HARAJUKU KAWAii!! STYLE

 

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  • See Traditional and Modern Japanese Culture Collide With Yukata, DJs & More at Tokyo’s Hamarikyu Gardens

    30.July.2019 | SPOT / Uncategorized

    The three-day Hamarikyu Oedo Cultural Festival will take place at the beautiful Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo from August 23 to 25. It will be produced by international fashion designer and stylist Junko Koshino.

     

    The boisterous festival is a coming together of Japan’s traditional Edo period and modern times which will be celebrated with a myriad of exciting experiences.

    The centrepieces of this year’s event are the DJ performances and Yukata Fest which will take place around the two 6-meter tall pillars in the garden’s plaza. DJ KOO will appear as a special guest on Friday August 23rd while Japanese models Arina Urahama, Sayaka Shimizu and YORI will take the spotlight on Saturday 24th wearing Edo-style outfits with a contemporary pop spin all made by Junko Koshino.

     

    During the Yukata Fest, there will be taiko drumming along to the DJ performance. Three people from the Eitetsu Fu’un no Kai―a group supervised by famous Japanese musician Eitetsu Hayashi―will be the drummers. The Fest will mash together traditional Japanese music with modern DJing.

    Expect to be thrilled with an up-close performance of kendo swordsmanship, iai―the art of drawing one’s sword―and a showcasing of naginata, a type of long pole weapon. There will also be a play area where you can play karuta with the Hyakunin Isshu one-hundred poems which was popular during the Edo period, blow bubbles, and more.

    And of course, there’ll be plenty of Japanese food to tuck into as well served at one of the many booths. This includes namie yakisoba, a local speciality soba noodle dish adored by the people of Fukuoka which will be served as part of maintaining the culture, a Fukushima no Sake standing bar which has won the top award in the Shinshu Kanpyokai 7 years in a row, and so on.

    Specially prepared traditional Japanese wagashi confections produced by Junko Koshino will also be sold as part of a collaboration project with Ito En who are sponsoring the event and holding a special tea party. They are limited in availability, and those lucky few who do get a spot will be able to enjoy tea and sweets while enjoying a view of the spectacular Japanese-style gardens at the Nakajima No Ochaya cafe.

    Visitors will also be able to pick from a wardrobe of bright and colourful yukata, including some designed by Junko Koshino, at one of the booths at the festival and have them fitted on from them. Those who arrive already dressed in a yukata will receive free entry to the festival!

    You’ll completely forget you’re in the boisterous city of Tokyo while at this traditional x modern fusion of a festival. If you’re in Japan this summer, then don’t miss out. More details of the festival and its content can be found on the official website below.

  • Recommended Yukata For Keeping Cool This Summer

    25.June.2019 | FASHION / FEATURES

    Hi everyone, this is Midori from MMN’s Editorial Department!

    Do you know what a Yukata is? It’s a long, casual garment that resembles a kimono. As they are made of light and breathable material, this traditional Japanese clothing is usually worn in the summer. A beautiful yet refreshing garment is the perfect clothing for a summer festival and other summer events. How would you like to try one on? Today, I’ll be introducing you to this year’s latest Yukatas.

     

    KIMONOMACHI: Polyester Yukata Perfect for a Hot Summer’s Day

    These yukata are made from polyester which is breathable and ventilating. From subtle and mature patterns for adults to large, modern and vivid patterns, there is a wide range of fabric designs to choose from.  

     

    Cream Water-Colour Camellia Flower Yukata: ¥11,880 (after tax) 

    You also do not have to worry about coordinating your outfit as you can putchase a set that includes a Sash (obi) and Japanese wooden clogs (geta). This is recommended for those of you who are completely new to yukata-wearing.  

     

    ▼ KIMONOMACHI main shop

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

     

    Cayhane Yukata: Easy to Wear By Yourself 

    Cayhane sells yukata that are made from materials sourced from all over Japan. 

    Reiría Minana Yukata: ¥7,128

    The Yukata sold here consist of a top and bottom half, which makes it easy for anyone to put on.

    You can also get yukata with a separate skirt too, meaning that you can wear the skirt with your other normal clothes on a regular day too.

     

    ▼ Cayhane

    Official Website: http://www.cayhane.jp/shop/c/c01

     

     

    kyomadoka: Wear a Yukata Designed By an AKB48 Graduate 

    Haruna Kojima, who graduated from Japan’s world famous idol group AKB48, created the designs for a collection of kyomadoka Yukata.

    ¥45,360 (after tax)

    Not only are the designs made with lots of care and attention, but the materials used have been carefully sourced. The patterns are mature yet cute. 

     

    ▼kyomadoka: Haruna Kojima Original Design Yukata

    Purchase here: https://isetan.mistore.jp/onlinestore/brand/006180/list?categoryId=01_061604&rid=24098c5b16c840e39ea3dddf42efd3ad

    Sales Start: June 5, 2019

     

    Felissimo Neko-Bu™: Fill Yourself With Feline Fabulousness

    Cat-Themed Retro Modern Yukata ¥8,400 (before tax)

    Notice the cute, round eyes of a cat amongst beautiful camellia flowers. Felissimo Neko-Bu™ sells cat-themed goods that are also perfect for adults. This retro-modern design is both cute and mature.

     

    Look closely and you will also notice a striped pattern. Felissimo are selling many other cat-themed Yukata besides this so please check them out.

     

    This is a design of a tiger playing with green foxtail grass.

    ▼Felissimo Neko-Bu™

    Official Website: https://www.nekobu.com/

     

    RiLi.tokyo Sells Yukata That Look Like Japanese Sweets

    RiLi.tokyo sells Yukata that are perfect for walking the streets of Asakusa, Kyoto and other traditional-style streets that are full of dark and mature colours.

    RiLi Yukata: ¥11,990 each (before tax)

    The sash is a waist band with wrinkles so that it does not hurt when you put it on. You will notice that it is incredibly easy to wear these. All Yukata in this series use similar colours, so it is easy to coordinate your outfit with other friends and family members. ♡

    Official Website: https://rili.tokyo/#new

     

     

    Furifu and Touken Ranbu-ONLINE- Collaborative Yukata

    Furifu is dedicated to creating new styles of traditional Japanese fashion. They have released a retro-modern style kimono brand through a collaborative effort with the game Touken Ranbu-ONLINE- . This includes three Yukata themed around the characters Kashuu Kiyomitsu, Tsurumaru Kuninaga and Kasen Kanesada.

     Kasen Kanesada ¥62,640 (after tax )

    Tsurumaru Kuninaga: ¥62,640 (after tax)

    Kashuu Kiyomitsu: ¥62,640 (after tax )

    ▼Furifu Touken Ranbu Collaborative Yukata

    Official Website: https://mgos.jp/furifu/index.html

     

    All these Yukata are available online. This would be the perfect way to stay cool and beautiful during the summer. Wearing one to a summer event would be a wonderful experience. ♡

  • Keio Plaza Hotel Shinjuku Expands their Yukata Wearing Plan

    24.June.2019 | FASHION

    Keio Plaza Hotel is expanding their yukata experience service plan “Easy Kimono”. The plan, which allows guests to wear Japanese traditional clothing called yukata, was originally a weekday-limited plan. Now, the plan will be expanded to include the weekends and national holidays. The plan was launched in June 2017 through a collaboration with Keio Department Store’s dressing rooms. Keio Plaza Hotel’s objective is to spread Japanese culture and offer guests the opportunity to fully experience Japan. The hotel also offers tea ceremony and Ikebana flower arranging classes.

     

    There are two yukata plans on offer: a standard plan available for men and women and a women-limited premium plan which includes top quality cotton yukata that have a mature feel to them. Both plans come with wooden clogs, an ornate kanzashi hairpin, a drawstring purse and a map of wonderful locations to take a stroll in Shinjuku. Head to the third floor lobby in the South Building of the hotel to arrive at the Keio Department Store Dressing Rooms. Here, you can choose your favourite yukata. Once you put it on, the staff will take a commemorative photo with a camera or your smartphone.

     

    You can rent these yukata for a maximum of six hours, during which time you can take as many selfies as you want, enjoy a meal in Tokyo, and have a relaxing stroll around the streets of Shinjuku. This luxurious plan is a chance to experience the great feeling of wearing a yukata.

  • Yukata IN LAFORET: Grab Your Summer Yukata at Laforet Harajuku’s Event

    22.June.2019 | FASHION / SPOT

    Laforet Harajuku is holding a yukata event on its second floor CONTAINER area from June 25 to July 24 where you’ll be able to pick from a wide range of different yukata designs.

     

    This marks the 5th run of the event, and this year, it is being split into three separate periods. A total of 9 shops are participating including the popular kimono brand Roccoya Summer Shop which fuses the traditional with the modern as well as MICOPARADE which is managed by designer and Japanese clothing model Maria Kawahara.

     

    The event’s main visual was conceived by art director Tomoko Katayama, a designer at airlinesinc. and president of kimono teaching company Airport Lounge. There will be a photo spot as well as displays created by Katayama.

     

    Period 1: June 25, 2019 – July 4, 2019

    Roccoya Summer Shop

    Roccoya is a brand popular for fusing together traditional and modern designs. The company is returning to Yukata IN LAFORET once again to sell a variety of new yukata, kimono and accessories. Pick anything from cute to contemporary to sophisticated couture. They also sell head accessories and customers can order specific sizes.

     

    MICOPARADE

    MICOPARADE is a kimono brand led by designer and Japanese clothing model Maria Kawahara which offers contemporary twists of traditional ideas. Expect kimono like you have never seen as modern fashion. This event will be MICOPARADE’s first unveiling of their new products.

     

    Period 2: July 5, 2019 – July 14, 2019

    MIKI SAKURA & Sakura Maison

    Sakura Maison focuses on “Japanese kawaii” kimono, accessories and obi sashes while MIKI SAKURA’s concept, conceived by designers at Sakura Maison, is “dignified women wrapped in beautiful fragrances.”

     

    These two brands will come together to showcase an array of feminine yukata including yukata made from lase. They will also sell headdresses, ornate hairpins and other accessories. Expect to get your fill of kawaii♡

     

    Asobiya Meets yuminique

    Asobiya is a brand that adds a bit of fun to traditional Japanese motifs. They will collaborate with the “nostalgic and cinematic” brand yuminique for the very first time. Asobiya will have their popular paper crane series of items while yuminique will showcase their “SECRET” themed line-up this summer with an assortment of handmade head accessories with rose and lily of the valley designs. You’re sure to find the right decorative accessories for your yukata look here♡

     

    Period 3: July 15, 2019 – July 24, 2019

    AYAKONAGAHASHI


    Ayako Nagahashi’s select shop is associated with many different kimono and yukata brands. The new yukata and accessory collection by KIIRO, which Nagahashi is the director of, and Furifu will be on show. New Yukata and obi sashes the likes of which the industry has never seen before from Nagahashi’s private brand Fruttarossa will also make an appearance. There will also be plenty of other pieces like geta shoes and obi clips.

     

    Shigemune Tamao

    Unique and innovative kimono creator and artist Shigemune Tamao is opening her first ever store where she will sell original kimono, obi sashes, and a selection of items made in collaboration with guest brands that transcend traditional and contemporary clothing.

    Find the yukata for you at this year’s Yukata IN LAFORET.

  • Feel the Spirit of Japanese Culture With Hotel Gajoen Tokyo’s Yukata Plan

    19.June.2019 | FASHION / SPOT

    Japanese museum and hotel Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is currently offering its new “Yukata Plan” until September 30. The plan includes a yukata service, lunch or dinner, and a chance to witness the Hyakudan Kaidan, or ‘100 Step Staircase,’ which was registered by Tokyo Prefecture as a Tangible Cultural Property in 2009 for its exceptional architecture and artistic beauty.

     

    The plan lets guests wear a beautiful and colourful yukata allows them to get a feel for the Japanese spirit. After enjoying a special food course specially prepared by the hotel’s chef, you will head on over to observe the Hyakudan Kaidan, something offered in the hotel’s popular summer plan. Yukata are available for men, women and children, making it perfect for groups, couples and families. What’s more is that you can take home the yukata, obi sash and geta shoes you choose.

    Once you chance into your yukata you can stroll to some of Meguro’s famous spots such as Meguro River as well as Ryūsenji temple and Ōtori-jinja Shrine, both of which are just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

     

    Enjoy a real Japanese time this summer at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.

  • Disney Store Unveils Mickey, Minnie, Ariel & Rapunzel Summer Yukata

    05.June.2019 | FASHION

    Disney Store Japan has announced that it will begin selling a range of original yukata and miscellaneous items for summer. Sales in-store begin on June 18 with pre-sales hitting the online store a week earlier on June 11.

    Ariel/Rapunzel

    The line-up sees the return of the Ariel and Rapunzel Disney princess yukata which were a hit in Japan last year as well as the new Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse versions. This year’s assortment of accessories and miscellaneous items to co-ordinate with the yukata is also even bigger than last year.

    Mickey Mouse/Minnie Mouse

    The designs are chic and subtle while still celebrating the characters of the Disney world. The Mickey and Minnie yukata in particular feature retro patterns which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The obi sash that come with the outfits also play into the story of each character.

    The other items in the mix include fans, bags, and a range of cute accessories to make your yukata even more glamorous.

     

    It would be super fun to co-ordinate the yukata together with friends. So if you’re heading to Japan this summer then why not pay a visit to the Disney Store and ready yourself for the fireworks and festivals?

     

    ©Disney

  • Enjoy Kimono at Laforet Harajuku’s ‘Kimono IN LAFORET’ Function

    31.December.2018 | FASHION

    Laforet Harajuku is set to hold a kimono and furisode event from January 4 to 23 next year. A selection of 11 stores are taking part including 5 that are participating in the event for the first time. Shops include those that sell kimono which can be worn as everyday fashion to those that stock antique kimono and modern recycled kimono.

    A multitude of items will be sold. Whether it’s for an official event like graduation or the Coming of Age Ceremony or something that can be born with regular clothing, you’re sure to find it here.

     

    Modern Antenna

    Modern Antenna is a brand based in Arashiyama, Kyoto that sells kimono with polished and sophisticated designs. Their quality is consistent with everything from the designs to the manufacturing. They don’t just cater to the traditional Japanese category―they take into account fashion as a whole when creating their clothing.

     

    Roccoya Winter Shop

    Roccoya is popular for its designs that fuse together the modern and traditional. They will appear alongside several guest brands including Haikaru Confeito, Baba Soushoku, hanamame, TSUBAKIAN, and erikaDear. The line-up will include a range of new furisode as well as casual kimono that can be washed at home, various pieces that can be used at ceremonies and for everyday use such as the haneri neck piece, obi sash, shawls, and obidome. They will also sell small accessories like headdresses and hairpins.

     

    MIKI SAKURA & Sakura Maison

    MIKI SAKURA’s concept for its items is “dignified women wrapped in beautiful fragrances.” Sakura Maison creates original “Japanese kawaii” kimono and accessories. These two brands will come together to open a special pop-up shop where popular artists will come together.

     

    yuminique

    yuminique’s brand concept is to create something just for the customer that raises their mood simply by wearing it. They sell accessories like headdresses. They picture a jewellery box under a young girl’s bed when handcrafting each and every one of their products which are made from fantastic materials.

     

    Masaboshi

    Masaboshi offers news ideas with its diverse range of kimono―from antique to contemporary―that create timeless looks. They will exhibit a wardrobe of cute furisode and pop vintage kimono personally selected by them as well as a line of cool and elegant kimono that grown-ups can enjoy too.

     

    Modern Kimono Umeya feat. Tamao Shigemune

    Modern Kimono Umeya and Tamao Shigemune are coming together to showcase new and original items as well as exclusive products you can only purchase at this event.

     

    Modern Kimono Umeya is a select shop selling kimono and accessories for people to enjoy wearing kimono freely and as they like in the best possible way to bring out themselves. Their products take inspiration from regular clothing. Tamao Shigemune is a kimono maker that creates kimono, yukata, obi sashes and accessories completely produced by her from the designing to the planning and styling. She produces things she wants herself that no one else offers.

     

    Discover Harajuku-style kimono at Kimono IN LAFORET in the new year!

  • Dress in a kimono and discover the secret locations of Gojo on a walking tour in Kyoto

    13.October.2018 | SPOT

    There is a walking tour of Gojo in Kyoto you can take to see little-know historical and famous spots around the area. The tour is led by staff who have acquired the top level in the Kyoto Kentei Test, a “sightseeing and culture test” to gauge “applicants’ knowledge of Kyoto’s history and culture.” Staff give a truly in-depth tour taking you to places not shown in guidebooks and places even the people of Kyoto are unaware of.

    The tour was conceived by Akane Kifune who works at Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumeyakata. Gojo is a place that despite being located in the heart of Kyoto, once you take one step into it you are brought to a retro town filled with lush greenery that even the locals don’t know about.

    The theme of the tour is “Look/Taste/Take Photos.” You are taken to photo spots perfect for kimono as recommended by Yumeyakata’s pro cameraman. Participants will also receive exclusive items from cafes and shops in the Gojo area not available to anyone else!

    The tour begins on October 20. Rent out a kimono and tour the hidden shops and cafes of Gojo.

  • 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

     

    ■Information

    Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Yukata

    Released: April 2018

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

     

    Price:

    ・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

     

    ■Information

    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

     

    ■Information

    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.
    ©Disney

     

     

    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.

     

    ■Information

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

     

     

    SCANDINAVIAN PATTERN COLLECTION

    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.

     

    ■Information

    SCANDINAVIAN PATTERN COLLECTION

    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.

  • Choose Your Own Yukata and Dine at a Beer Garden in Yokohama Marine Tower

    06.July.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

    Put on your favourite yukata and enjoy the night time scenery of Yokohama at the Yukata Beer Garden coming to Yokohama Marine Tower. It will run from July 6 to September 7.

    Beer gardens are a staple of Japanese summer, as are yukata. You can rent out yukata while in Japan, or you may have one already but require assistance putting it on properly. The Yukata Beer Garden aims to eliminate these problems. There, you can choose from over 100 different items of clothing including yukata, obi and geta which will be fitted for you by professionals.

    The best part about it is that you get the full set. Once you’ve picked out your yukata you can enjoy a beer garden course at one of four shops. There are also courses that come with a ticket for the Yokohama Marine Tower observatory deck.

    All of the yukata items available accommodate for males and females. They stock everything from simple and stylish to colourful and retro.

     

    Once you’ve had your yukata fitted, you’re free to enjoy yourself until your dinner reservation time arrives. You can take a stroll in Yamashita Park, feel cool breeze at Oka Koen while gazing at the harbour, walk around China Town or Motomachi Shopping Street and more while wearing your yukata.

    Choose a dinner plan you like from either 3 restaurants at Yokohama Marine Tower or one of the 4 beer garden plans at Yamate Jubankan.

    THE BUND (Marine Tower 1F): Garden BBQ Course (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)

    A tempura BBQ beer garden course with all-you-can-eat beef, pork and chicken including beef harami garlic steak. Enjoy a cold beer in an open terrace while feeling that Yokohama breeze!

    The Tower Restaurant Yokohama (Marine Tower 4F): Beer Terrace Course (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)

    Takes place in an open terrace area that has a sweeping view of the Port of Yokohama. Relax and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine such as the main dish, roast chicken.

    Mizumachi Bar (Marine Tower 1F): Black Iberian Pig & Spare Rib Set (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)

    A traditional bar with a relaxed atmosphere next to Mizumachi-dori Street. Their hearty portions of spare ribs (250g) and cocktails made in collaboration with Crazy Ken Band are hugely popular.

     

    Bonus: Comes with ticket to Marine Tower observatory deck.

    Yamate Jubankan: BBQ Course (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)

    This place is perfect if you want a special evening date that’s a little different or if you want to go for a bit of drinking with the girls. Enjoy a BBQ in a garden enveloped in greenery.

     

    Restaurant: Yamate Jubankan (10-mins on foot from Marine Tower)

     

    Make some summertime memories in Japan dressed in a yukata at a beer garden!

     

    ■Information

    Eraberu Yukata Beer Garden

    Running: July 6, 2018 – September 17, 2018
    Price: Females ¥12,000 / Males ¥14,000
    Contents:
    ・Pick and choose your own yukata, obi and geta.
    ・Have them fitted by a professional.
    ・Choose a beer garden course from one of the four places below.

     

    Locations
    “THE BUND” (Yokohama Marine Tower 1F)
    Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm (From 4:00pm on Weekends & National Holidays)

    TEL: 045-263-8115
    http://bund.marinetower.jp/news/2018/07/04/post_11.php

    The Tower Restaurant Yokohama (Yokohama Marine Tower 4F)
    Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm

    TEL: 045-263-8117

    http://restaurant.marinetower.jp/news/2018/07/04/post_10.php

    Mizumachi Bar (Yokohama Marine Tower 1F):
    Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm

    TEL: 045-263-8116
    http://mizumachi.marinetower.jp/news/2018/07/04/post_8.php

    Yamate Jubankan (10-mins on foot from Yokohama Marine Tower)
    Dinner: 5:00pm-9:00pm

    TEL: 045-621-4466
    http://www.yamate-jyubankan.yokohama/news/2018/06/23/post.php

    *A separate entry fee is required to access the observatory deck floor.
    Adults: ¥750 / Children (13-15 years): ¥500 / Children (7-12 years): ¥250 / Children (4-6 years): ¥200 / Children (Under 3-years): Free

    However, the Mizumachi Bar beer garden course includes an entry ticket to the observatory deck floor.

     

  • How to Style Your Hair & Make-Up for Wearing Yukata

    29.June.2018 | FASHION

    The summer season is almost here, which in Japan means summer festivals and fireworks. Wearing yukata is tradition during summer here and really gives you that summertime vibe.

     

    But to enjoy yukata fashion even more, you’ve got to get the hair and make-up right too. Here’s some tips!

     

    How To Style Hair & Make-Up for Yukata: 2018 Edition
    Showing us the tricks of the trade is top hair and make-up artist Yumiko Kamada of cosmetics company Shiseido who has incorporated 2018 trends and made it so that anybody can challenge themselves to it.

     

    ・Hair

    1. Start off by curling your hair. Depending on how you like it done, it’s good to slightly curl the tips with the curling iron too.

    2. Tie your hair from behind your ears to the top of your head to separate the front and back like in picture ②.

    3a. Tie each part of the hair you separated close to the top of your head.
    3b. For the front, divide the inner part of your hair from the knot into two, and pass the tips of your hair through. Add some nuance to the side with a Gibson tuck.

    4. Twist the front and back bundles and bring together.

    5. To give the top balance, fix tightly with a hairpin. Add nuance by styling your hair around your face and finish with hairspray. Leave a refreshing impression with checkered hair decorations and transparent glass hairpins.

     

    ・Make-Up

    1. For the base make-up, lightly apply liquid foundation to your skin.

    2. Lightly fix with face powder and use highlighter to give your skin shine and luster.

    3. Powder your eyebrows to a natural thickness and make soft.

    4. Add coral cream eye colour to the outer part of the double eyelid. Apply lavender cream eye colour to the entire bottom eyelid. For single eyelids, close your eye and add the eye colour to the eyelid.

    5. Carefully add mascara starting from your lash roots to brighten your eyes.

    7. Add pink cream blusher to the upper parts of your cheeks. This brings out the depth of your face and makes your side profile look beautiful.

    7. Use a glossy pink lipstick to give a bright look. Lightly shade off the outline to give a lighter look.

     

    Recommended Make-Up Items: PLAYLIST Multi Painter (With New Colours)
    These multi coloured creams come in paint tubes and can be used just about anywhere from your eyelids to eyebrows, cheeks, lips and so on. There are 14 colours in total (13 coloured and 1 clear). There’s the lavender and coral which was used in this tutorial as well as two new summer colours. Pick them up and get on Japan’s 2018 summer trends!

     

    Dress up in a colourful and beautiful yukata and have yourself an unforgettable summer!

     

    ■Information
    Shinseido: http://www.shiseidogroup.jp/?rt_pr=trb50Yumiko Kamada (Top Hair & Make-Up Artist at Shinseido)
    Yumiko Kamada is active in many fields, including advertisements, commercials, collections, female hair and make-up fashion magazines, beauty seminars, cosmetic development, technique development and more. Her luxurious and delicate craft and earned her support from women and models from inside and outside Japan. She works as the chief coordinator for ‘Fashion Cantata from KYOTO’ and also works on ‘TOKYO KIMONO COLLECTION in Nihonbashi.’
  • Disney Princess Yukata Arriving at the Disney Store on June 22

    18.June.2018 | FASHION

    Disney are releasing a range of original yukata and accessories on June 22 at their Disney Stores in Tokyo Disney Resort, Shibuya Koen-Dori, Sendai Toei Plaza, Shinsaibashi, Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi, as well via their online store.

    Ready yourself for Japanese tanabata, summer festivals and firework festivals with the Ariel and Rapunzel themed Disney Princess yukata.

    There are two variations each of the Ariel and Rapunzel designs for a total of four yukata to choose from. No matter which you choose, all of them embrace the characters’ stories down to the tiniest of details.

    The characters are printed on them in a simple, stylish and sophisticated manner, so nothing is too in-your-face.

    As well as yukata, they have a line-up of small accessories inspired by Ariel and Rapunzel too which serve to elevate your yukata look. This includes an obi clip that features a resein Ariel and shell, a golden Ariel hairpin, and a decorative hair clip with dangling golden chains and Rapunzel.

    Style your hair like Ariel or Rapunzel together with the accessories and yukata to full embody them!

     

    Make some unforgettable summer memories this year by stepping into the world of Disney.

     

    ■Information

    Disney Original Yukata & Accessories

    On Sale: 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.
    ©Disney

     

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