Yukata are traditional summer wear. They are lighter (and cheaper) than kimono, and during summer festivals you can see men and women of all ages sporting their yukata, bringing a very Japanese vibe to the whole event.
As a foreigner living in Japan, you may never have had the chance to wear a yukata, except perhaps to make your way too and from the onsen at your hotel. Yukata do not deserve such a sheltered existence!
Luckily, the Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange (IFIE) is putting on an event where foreign women (sorry guys, you’re not invited) can learn how to properly put on a yukata, and then will take a stroll over to the beautiful Kenrokuen garden for some green tea. Want in? See details below.
Deadline to sign up: June 19th (Friday)
Event date: June 27th. AM Session: 10:00-12:30 PM Session: 2:00-4:30 (Choose the AM or PM session)
Where: Ishikawa International Exchange Salon (1-8-14 Hirosaka, Kanazawa) – a few blocks from the 21st Century Museum.
Who: Foreign women living in Ishikawa (sorry guys).
Bring: geta (Japanese sandals) or beach sandals – don’t forget your camera!
For more details (and to download the application form), see the IFIE website.