What Are The 4 Differences Between KIMONO & YUKATA? When & How The 13 Types of Kimono Are Worn

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●How KIMONO and YUKATA are Worn and The 4 Main Differences! Explained by Two Kimono Dressing Trainees

I know that many people around the world who are hoping to travel to Japan someday, have “wear a kimono” on their to-do list. Kimono are a traditional kind of Japanese clothes, and its colors and designs are very beautiful.

But, have you ever heard of “yukata?”They are often worn by young boys and girls at summer festivals, or at ryokan style hotels. When you take a look at the two… they look almost identical. But, how are they different?

So today, as a man wearing kimonos almost everyday and has a wife training in kimono dressing, I will explain about the 4 main differences between kimono and yukata. At the end of the video, I will briefly explain about the 13 kinds of women’s Japanese traditional clothes too, so I hope you can stick around till the end.

[Time codes]
0:00 Let's START!
1:34 1. When they are worn
3:59 2. What they are made from
5:06 3. What you wear together with them
6:33 4. How to wear them
7:44 The 13 different kinds of kimono
10:22 Today’s conclusion
12:40 “Omake” talk

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Is "wearing a kimono" something you'd to do when you visit Japan?

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Author — Let's ask Shogo | Your Japanese friend in Kyoto


My grandma gave me her old kimono and it’s 100% silk and I never knew the value until now o-o

Author — FearMe_ Dj


"It takes atleast 5 years of work experience to become a first class kimono dresser" he says "I think it's the same for most traditional clothing around the world" he says.... Meanwhile as a Scot I'm like plaids and kilts are basically like: "Oh, it's cold out and you hate pants? Here, wrap several yards of wool around your body and idk.... secure it with a belt and some safety pins!"

Author — SeabassFishbrains


"aren't this the same with traditional clothing in other countries?" 😂 No, I don't think anyone else requires 5years of training to put on traditional clothes lol that is really interesting video!

Author — Ewelina Marszał


Nice, I always wondered what makes them different but never bothered looking into it. Thank you Shogo

Author — Francisco Diaz


One thing I gotta say: since the very beggining of the channel the production, didactic and video edditing is with a dedication and expertise that few bring, nice work!

Author — Daniel S


"Is anyone still watching?"
Yes sensei, we still are 😂

Author — 遥 Haruka GIC


Our traditional clothes and textiles are taught through oral traditions, from grandmother to daughters some times even men are taught the traditions. this includes the patterns and colours and when and who can wear certain clothing. The only formal thing some indigenous groups do is when they have to make the clothes, they would ask the chefs for permission to make traditional attire and they have to prove to the community that they know the traditions and rituals to make traditional clothes.

Author — Miracle May


As a historical reenactor I have made and worn Yukata from traditional cotton. The process was interesting. I actually found it more freeing to wear than Tudor court or High Elizabethan.

Author — Hermina Depagan


I hope you'll do a follow up video in the future for men's kimono. Or even explain different ways of tying obi for men and women, though I know women's obi tend to be more complex.

Author — vampyresmiles713


Thank you! I'm very interested in traditional Japanese culture, with a deep interest in kimono. I adore them. They feel so nostalgic to me, even though I've never had a chance to wear any. I hope to, one day, go to Japan and have a chance to experience not only the traditional culture, but the mainstream, as well. It's always been a dream of mine. I'm working on even learning to speak and read Japanese! I've been picking up phrases and words here and there ever since I was a little kid, lol. It definitely started from an obsession with just anime and manga, but now I've grown passed that and wish to see ALL of Japanese culture. 💗

Author — MagentaJellyfish


I have wondered what the difference between Kimono and Yukata was. So this was enlightening and I appreciate the explanation. Thank you.

Author — FezzesRcool


Im dutch and i wear kimono and yukata👘
Feel like a lady when in kimono 🙇‍♀️
Even my dog Hide walks slowly when im in kimono . Greatings from Holland

Author — Hide Matsumo to


I loved this! I didn’t know all the different types. I’m really into painting dolls and I wanted to put a kimono on one that I’m working on, but I didn’t quite know what to go with. Now I have a better idea.

Author — A Tiny Evil


A video serie on kimono dressing by Harumi would be so lovely 😍 Or, other videos on the other traditional clothes ? It's so hard to find accurate information about them ! Lastly, a question for Harumi : are there any special arrangements for pregnant women ? Like, a larger obi, maybe ?

Author — LittleBakemono


Fun Fact: I traveled to Japan in 2017, it was such a treat to experience the country's culture and people, it was really awesome the many shrines I visited.

I also never know the difference between Kimono & Yukata but I am glad I found that out

I hope I get back there someday

Author — The Mercenary 04


Thank you, Shogo Sensei, for teaching us patiently about your beautiful culture and tradition!
I'm from Italy and lately It occurred to me how ancient and consistent japanese culture Is! Italy has a long history, but full of changes in style and it actually became a united state only two centuries ago! Japanese culture maintains rituals that go way back centuries!
We have traditional outfits too, but the depend on the regions and are by far less complicated and no one wears them in everyday Life.
We have museums where you can see the evolution of garment style through the centuries, but noone wears clothes likes those but in historical festivals or in movies

Author — ste cortipon


after being interested in the history of japan’s kimonos, I did wanna know what made them so important. i’m glad this came on my recommended though, you managed to explain even a lot of the complicated parts very simply and understandably, so it shocks me how this video doesn’t have much views. gotta say, great job!

Author — Slug Furries Cult


I had no idea there were so many styles of kimomo! Again, your channel is teaching me things. I love it! (I knew yukata were more informal summer wear, but your more in-depth information has given me a much better understanding of this style of kimono.) Thank you - I love this channel!

Author — Sianeka


I was just watching a few videos about foreigners wearing kimono, and a couple of causasian girls wearing yukata to a summer festival, and I wondered what the difference was. So this was very timely lol. Thank you! You made it pretty easy to understand basic differences, and I see why you'd have to do a series on all the types of kimono! Very interesting. (btw I live in MI so I hope you enjoyed your time here :-) when you lived here). (edit: I want to find somewhere to get myself a yukata; they're so beautiful!)

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