Kimono 着物 + Yukata 浴衣

Kimono (ki = “wear”; mono = “thing”) is a traditional garment in Japan since the Heian period (794–1185 or 794–1192). They are usually made of silk and wrapped around the body and secured by an obi (“sash”). Kimonos are mostly worn by women for special occasions. Men wear it often at weddings or during the tea ceremony. Yukata (lit. “bathrobe”) is worn over bare skin and originated as a relaxing garment for the home, also put on after bathing in Japanese hotels or for summer festivals, such as firework festivals. Often the yukata is also used as pyjamas. 

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