Yukata is a traditional dress use for summer in Japan. It is use by men and women.

Yukata is made of cotton or synthetic fabric, wrapped around the body and fastened with a sash (obi). They are made with straight seams and wide sleeves, the Kimono for summer. They are worn by men and women during the summer months and after bathing at onsen (hot spring resorts) and ryokan (traditional inns).

Today, Yukata is common at summer festivals and fireworks displays, particularly for young women and children. As Japan guide is explaining, “Yukata for men generally have darker or more subdued colors, while that for young women are usually bright and colorful, often with floral designs. For matured women it tends to be less flashy.”