Monday, August 5, 2013

Big splash in Japanese Yukata

My Paper, Monday, August 05, 2013, Page A4, News
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By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, AFP, My Paper, Published on Aug 05, 2013
 

Yukata-clad people took part in the annual summer event to cool off amid high temperatures.
PHOTO: Yukata-clad people took part in the annual summer event to cool off amid high temperatures.
PHOTO: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP
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Japanese residents in yukata, or summer kimonos, splashing water on the ground in the Ginza shopping district of Tokyo yesterday. Hundreds of yukata-clad people took part in the annual summer event to cool off amid high temperatures.

Summer has come. Japan has four seasons and enjoy the changing seasons.  In summer, it is very hot and humid.  Therefore Japanese has been devising ways of avoiding discomfort. 

Japanese summer goods appeal to our sight, smell, hearing, touch and make us cool. Cool with Japanese traditional summer clothes, interior, wind bell sounds, or any other items present and discover the Japanese traditional wisdom.


Women in yukata doing uchimizu.

PHOTO: Women in yukata doing uchimizu.
This event in which office workers sprinkle water dressed in their yukata (traditional Japanese summer vestment) took place in Marunouchi, Tokyo. It was done as a part of the “Tokyo Uchimizu Project 2010” sponsored by the city’s Ministry of environment and other organizations.

People gathered at around sunset, and together they splashed water onto the surface of the street with a ladle.

The water used, about 600 liters worth, came from the savings for gardening and for disasters.
Taken by japantwo on July 30, 2010 using Canon EOS Kiss X4
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The Yukata is a casual light cotton kimono for wearing in summer. Yukatas normally have very brightly coloured designs on them. Japan is one of the few modern countries where the traditional dressing is still “trendy”. 

Today japanese wear Yukata and go to the traditional Bon-Odori, summer festivals and fireworks shows. The relatively simple design of Yukata means Japanese women can, with some practice, put this kimono on unassisted.



The Yukata is a casual light cotton kimono for wearing in summer. Japanese women can, with some practice, put this kimono on unassisted.

PHOTO: The Yukata is a casual light cotton kimono for wearing in summer. Japanese women can, with some practice, put this kimono on unassisted.
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During the Heian period (8 to 11th century), the nobles wore yukatabira (yu - bath and katabira - under clothing) after taking a bath. In time, the term shortened to yukata.

Later, the wariors also started to wear yukata, and during the Edo period, when the public baths become very popular, the yukata became widely worn by the public.



In the Yukata de Gin-bura festival, crowds of people dressed in yukata visit Ginza and splash water on the street in unison

PHOTO: In the Yukata de Gin-bura festival, crowds of people dressed in yukata visit Ginza and splash water on the street in unison

Ever since the first pedestrian paradise was held in 1970, events have been put on annually on the first Sunday in August. The types of events were revamped in 2007, and all of Ginza was given a summery appearance based on the theme of “Yukata de Gin-bura” (strolling through Ginza in a yukata).

1000 Person Cool Breeze Project in Ginza” involves a long line of people dressed in yukata splashing water on the street in unison.
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First splash elsewhere.

PHOTO: First splash elsewhere.
Female tourist guides enjoy splashing water during the opening of Yotsukura beach in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 15. (Photo by Kotaro Igarashi)
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apanese ladies in traditional kimonos throughout Kyoto is not uncommon. Their kimonos reflected the colours of the cherry blossoms and they often had pictures taken of themselves with the blossoming trees.

PHOTO: Japanese ladies in traditional kimonos throughout Kyoto is not uncommon. Their kimonos reflected the colours of the cherry blossoms and they often had pictures taken of themselves with the blossoming trees.
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Morrigan Yukata - cosplay Yukata

PHOTO: Morrigan Yukata - cosplay Yukata
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Morrigan Yukata - cosplay Yukata

PHOTO: Morrigan Yukata - cosplay Yukata
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Yukata design make use of cool feeling fiber with excellent heat dissipation effect and smooth texture.

PHOTO: Yukata design make use of cool feeling fiber with excellent heat dissipation effect and smooth texture.
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Yukata design depend on cool feeling which is the raw material topic in the industry this summer (100% cotton / polyester).

PHOTO: Yukata design depend on cool feeling which is the raw material topic in the industry this summer (100% cotton / polyester).
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Aya Kiguchi - Sexy Yukata

PHOTO: Aya Kiguchi - Sexy Yukata
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Aya Kiguchi - Sexy Yukata

PHOTO: Aya Kiguchi - Sexy Yukata
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