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Chapter 1
The iconic Yukata... or the kimono of relaxation


The Yukata features the shape of a kimono. The word literally means "bathing robe" (浴 bath, 衣peignoir) 

The Yukata was worn in "onsen" or Japanese hot springs during the Heian period (794-1085) considered the classic period of Japanese civilization. Originally, it was made of linen and named yukatabaria that the nobles use to dry themselves after their bath. Custom taken up by the samurai of the Edo period. Today, the yukata is no longer just a bathing suit or pajamas and is also worn outdoors. It is a traditional outfit to celebrate summer holidays and young Japanese like to wear it on casual outings simply because it is light, easy to wear and extremely comfortable.

Its shape has established itself in Western collections, in long, short or even dress form.

Worn like a jacket, in a short version, it is a pleasant, original and chic garment 

Style analysis

Comfortable, absorbent, perfect fit, versatile… where do these qualities come from?

Very few seams: no shoulder seam, it fits naturally on the shoulder.

Split sleeves where you need (Furi) perfect ventilation, elegance in addition, they do not exceed 50 cm in height, which makes the yukata much easier to wear than a kimono 

A wide shape, but not too wide, for ease.

An attached collar (okumi) to ensure a perfect fit
The length of the Yukata is generally equal to the stature of the person wearing it. The matching belt (obi) allows it to be bloused. 

The original linen absorbent material is now replaced by cotton, even polyester (aaarggghhh!)

The Yukata according to Kin'noTé

Interpreting this piece with respect and modernity is what presided over its design.

We started with a classic Yukata pattern.

  • We weave pieces in selvedge, Selvedge corresponds to the contraction of the English word "Self-finished edge", which in French means "finished edge". The woven width corresponds exactly to the width of one side of the Yukata. This weaving method gives it an exceptional fall, but also a particular resistance, since it is not cut. At the edge of the fabric you will find a colored selvedge. It is for this reason that it takes about 12 to 15 m of fabric to make a long Yukata

  • We assemble the pieces edge to edge, by hand: no unnecessary thickness...  

  • We add silk patterns at the bottom and on the sleeves and of course we offer you different patterns...(in weaving, we speak of weaves)

  • Absorbent, ecological, thermoregulatory, we have chosen organic linen, in a soft and soft weave.

Find our yukata in the shop … and contact us so that we design yours together 

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