TURNING JAPANESE | Yukata Dress from Tokyo

August 02, 2012

July was a memorable month for many reasons and one of those reasons was because my Tokyo-based friend Khim came for a 3-week visit with her hubby and baby named Yuki. She is married to a Japanese national and stayed in Tokyo since then.

Oh how I missed her!

Anyhow, aside from finally meeting baby Yuki, she gifted me a very pretty Yukata dress! But what's a Yukata dress anyways?


A yukata (浴衣?) is a Japanese garment, a casual summer kimono usually made of cotton or synthetic fabric, and unlined. Yukata are worn by both men and women. Like other forms of traditional Japanese clothing, yukata are made with straight seams and wide sleeves. Men's yukata are distinguished by the short ~10cm sleeve extension from the armpit seam. Women's yukata are distinguished by the long ~20cm sleeve extension from the armpit seam. A standard yukata ensemble consists of a cotton undergarment (juban), yukata, obi, bare feet, sandals (geta), a foldable or fixed hand fan, and a carry bag (kinchaku). Kinchaku are used by both men and women to carry cellphones, sunglasses, wallets and tissue. For men, an optional hat or derby may also be worn to protect the head from the sun. yukata literally means bath(ing) clothes,though their use is not limited to after-bath wear. Yukata are a common sight in Japan during the hot summer months (starting in July).

I am feeling shy so pardon if I had to blur mah face, lol!

Now back to Khim, we were travel and shopping buddies for a while until she migrated to Tokyo, huhuhu! And to be introduced to her little man is just unbelievable because I still remember how we would talk endlessly about our lives, career and ehem... even lovelife! Obviously she has Yuki now who is by the way very very gorgeous and sweetest of all the babies in the world. Yuki hugged me about four times the last time I saw him. He likes smiling and has that distinct baby baritone voice while sucking on his pacifier hihi! Such a happy baby indeed!

Baby Yuki and his fave friend:)

Supah grazie Khimmy! I miss you both! Sending all my love from Manila to Tokyo! I'll see you soon!

Miss J

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